Monday, May 25, 2009
Do you know where your seeds are coming from? Do you know who grew the tomato that you are serving on your family's dinner table tonight? Educate yourselves- you have the right to know. Please support company 's who save seed and create a living legacy that has been and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. You can find links to purchase heirloom seeds at the bottom of this website or purchase them at our shop.
Please read the two announcements below and ask yourselves, "What is the future of our food?". If all of the seed companies are bought up, patented and genetically modified then what will happen to our seeds that have been passed down from generation to generation, farmer to farmer- for thousands of years? Will you be arrested if you save a patented seed to plant in your garden next year? ( farmers are currently being arrested present day). That is to say if it is even viable to produce fertile seeds.
1)Oudon's parent company is Monsanto and they are at it again. This genetically modified tomato can sit on a shelf for an extended amount of time and still appear as if it were freshly vine picked. It is also genetically modified so that pesticide use is not needed or very little at all just like the Roundup ready corn, soybeans, and sugar beets.
2)Seminis is one of the largest developer, grower and marketer of fruit and vegetable seeds in the world. Seminis' parent company, Monsanto, announced plans to acquire Netherlands-based vegetable seeds company, De Ruiter Seeds. To read more on this announcement, visit Monsanto's news section or Monsanto's Web site, www.monsanto.com