By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz -
George Washington once said, “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.” Of course, he was speaking of buying seed from someone who didn’t know how to save and store it properly and hence, an entire season of growing had been wasted waiting for a good crop that never came. Back then (and for thousands of years before the founding of our country) anyone who farmed or grew their own food understood a thing or two about what good seed was. Continue reading
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“It seems quite perverse that an organic farmer contaminated by transgenic seed could be accused of patent infringement, but Monsanto has made such accusations before and is notorious for having sued hundreds of farmers for patent infringement, so we had to act to protect the interests of our clients.” – Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT’s Executive Director and Lecturer of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.
By Jill Henderson
There’s a wonderful feeling that comes over me when the garden I have planned and tended and nurtured finally begins to pay off. Of course, I’m pleased with the success of producing food for my family and I’m excited about the nutritious fruits and veggies that will grace my table for the entire year to come. But more importantly, I feel secure in knowing that I have the knowledge and skill to save seeds. Because above all else, the best feeling of all is knowing what is, and isn’t, in the food I eat. And by this, I’m referring to Genetically Modified Organisms in food crops, better known as GMO’s.