Before you plant this season, read this. I was recently alerted by a Facebook group I belong to that Monsanto is taking over the home garden seed business.
Monsanto, for those of you who only get your news and entertainment from my blog, is a bio-tech company responsible for most genetically-modified (GM) seeds sold throughout the world. Most countries have banned GM food made from these crops (GMO). The US has not. Some GM seeds contain a pesticide which in theory but not reality keeps bugs and insects away from the crops. This pesticide is responsible for killing off not only “bad” critters, but also beneficials as well. It’s being blamed for the bee colony collapse as well. GM seeds include cotton, which we make into fabric and clothing which then sits on our skin.
Other GM seeds are just genetically modified to remove, for example, seeds in watermelons. Still not the food God intended for nourishing our bodies.
Get the picture?
Monsanto is buying up seed companies that we homesteaders and small garden enthusiasts purchase from. I believe Monsanto wants to take over the world, but I’ll leave that sub-topic for another time.
Meanwhile, I found this other person’s blog written so well and researched more thorough than I have time to re-do so I want to share it with you. Please read this before planting.