Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.
Hybrid crops can only be grown from seeds purchased from the commercial seed companies who control the proprietary parent lines. These plants cannot reproduce; Nature's inherent generosity is circumvented.
This is the second installment of an ongoing series titled Seeds of Life. Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder from Philomath, Oregon, shares his concerns over the threat of contamination.