By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
There’s a lot of talk these days about being prepared for all kinds of natural and man-made disasters. It is not uncommon to find classes, lectures, videos and books that teach eager “preppers” how to be wholly self-sufficient should our modern-day systems fail. After all, life without electricity and modern modes of transportation would change everything about the way we live. But whether or not you believe that some type of large-scale disaster will occur sometime in the future, there is a man-made disaster of epic proportions occurring right now.
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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 the best feeling of all is knowing what is (and isn’t) in or on the food we eat. In years past that statement would have been all about chemical fertilizers and pesticides. But these days, the threat of food crops infected with Genetically Modified Organisms is a major concern. That’s why learning how to save seed is so crucial to today’s organic gardeners and farmer.