Lately, it seems that we’re up to our eyeballs in GMOs. Corn, soy, zucchini, you name it they’ve tampered with it. That’s why gardening is important. When you grow something yourself you know what went into its development.
But you didn’t think that Monsanto and their cronies would watch their customers drift off into organic-ville quietly did you? Of course not. They want to capture whatever revenue streams are available. And since gardening is in vogue again (and they’re already in the agriculture business) of course they’ll try to get their slice of that pie.
The two major ways Monsanto is interfering is by buying up smaller seed companies and also the names of heirloom seeds. That way you either buy from them without realizing it or the seed company has to pay Monsanto for using “their” seed name.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, has written an excellent article about this HERE. Thanks for alerting us, Sarah.