Who cares, right? Seed is seed….you can get it for $0.99 at the grocery store. Not if you’re interested in raising heirloom vegetables. Not if you are an organic farmer.
Vital seed stock is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few large biotech corporations, including the controversial Monsanto Corp. This means the best genetic lines are simply unavailable to farmers and bio-engineers dedicated to developing crops that thrive under organic conditions.
So what can we do about it?