How Long Will Monsanto Allow Organic Farming?

Kristina Hubbard and Matthew Dillon over at Daily Yonder asked the all-important question today: Who’ll Own the Seed?

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 isΒ becomingΒ 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?

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