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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-out-of-your-garden/

With one fell swoop in 2005, Monsanto grabbed approximately 40% of the US vegetable seed market with its acquisition of Seminis.

This means that a home gardener could unknowingly be supporting the development and proliferation of genetically modified crops if the seeds used are from Seminis. In addition, Monsanto now apparently owns many of the names of the seed varieties themselves!

/snip

Just in time for seedlings.

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Reply The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden (Original post)
TalkingDog Jan 2013 OP
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #1
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #2
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #4
nc4bo Jan 2013 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #6
WillyT Jan 2013 #7
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #8
vlyons Jan 2013 #13
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #14
4_TN_TITANS Jan 2013 #15
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #9
NickB79 Jan 2013 #10
spanone Jan 2013 #11
NickB79 Jan 2013 #12
arikara Jan 2013 #16

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:37 PM

1. K&R

I hate MonSatan

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. heirloom seeds n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:50 PM

3. K&R!

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. 3- Avoid certain heirloom varieties because Monsanto now apparently owns the names.

This article lists the seed varieties to avoid: http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/17/monsanto-owned-seednames/

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:28 PM

5. How sickening. So glad you posted this. nm

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 PM

6. K to the R.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:51 PM

7. K & R !!! - Thank You For That !!!

Bookmarked for future gardening.




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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:14 PM

8. Thanks.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:16 PM

13. Monsanto owns the seed and owns the fertilizer

All that's left for the family farm is to do gthe labor and pay the taxes.

I got my heirloom seeds from Baker's Creek.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:44 AM

14. I get mine there also. Great variety to pick from. nt

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Response to vlyons (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:47 PM

15. Baker's Creek is our source too!

Lots of heirloom varieties guaranteed non-GMO, and many that we would never have bought and tried except that they came in the variety canister. My wife loves the Chinese noodle beans and they have the best carrots I've ever tasted.

Highly, highly recommend Baker's Creek for anyone looking for a great seed source !

http://rareseeds.com/

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:24 PM

9. it's worse than that because monsanto can own some of the 'genes' even in seed varieties

 

or seed companies they don't own outright.

so everytime you buy the product, someone is paying royalties to monsanto, regardless of whether monstanto owns the seed or brand.

patenting of life in order to extract rents is sick.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:28 PM

10. You can create your own heirlooms from hybrid seeds

If you have the patience, you can breed your own personal heirlooms from hybrids by simply saving seeds and replanting for a few years, selecting the best of each generation every season.

I'm in the process of developing a watermelon heirloom of my own by crossing two heirlooms (Moon and Stars with Sugar Baby). Out of a few dozen melons from the F1 generation, I had a few that had the "stars" of the Moon and Stars on personal-size melons like Sugar Baby usually produces: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151200370266847&set=a.10151200370091847.428142.574696846&type=3&theater

The flavor wasn't the best, but that might be due to the drought we had last summer. I'm going to try growing a few dozen more plants this summer from seed I saved from last year's hybrids. After a few more years, I should have a stable germline to work with.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:30 PM

11. k&r...

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:30 PM

12. Support the Seed Saver's Exchange

http://www.seedsavers.org/

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.


A simply amazing organization dedicated to saving rare, valuable heirlooms.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:11 PM

16. Thanks for posting

I despise monsatano.

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