In past years I never paid to much attention to saving seed. But the past few years — seeing the handwriting on the wall with Monsanto, Bayer and other chemical companies buying up every seed company that will sell to them —- you can bet I’m trying to save what I can in order to be as self-reliant as possible when it comes to seed. (Maybe you didn’t know it, but Monsanto’s goal is to dominate the world market for produce seeds — just as it has done with genetically modified corn and soybeans.)
(Control the seed = control the food = control the world. With Monsanto’s history rest assured that would be like living a horror movie.)
When I do buy seed, I try to buy from small privately owned companies that do not buy from Monsanto and do not carry any genetically modified seed.
Many varieties can no longer be found.
When certain varieties of vegetables become “not” popular with the masses and don’t sell for one reason or the other –any company will be unable to continue carrying them for obvious economic reasons. And even if seed is saved — it has to be grown after a certain time period to insure a continuation of viable seed.
If you’re not already saving your own seed, I would strongly encourage you to do so.
I’ll talk more about how to do some of that in the next few weeks.
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