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Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

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.

Seeds of Life: Hybrids and the Emergence of Seed Monopolies

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

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.

Seeds of Life: Beta Vulgaris (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

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.