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Old 09-26-2008, 08:22 AM
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Monsanto Purchases World’s Largest Vegetable Seed Company

The following was posted at Path to Freedom yesterday. Thought everyone here would be interested. There were links in the original post if you want to go over there and use them. Here is the link to the post in Path to Freedom's journal http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/2008/09/25/sos/

Monsanto Takeover Targets Fruits & Vegetables

Fact: 40% of seed varieties sold in the United States are owned by Monsanto.

Noted for its aggressive advocacy of genetically modified crops and its dominance in biotechnology, Monsanto will now have a major presence in the vegetable seed business for the first time.

We aren’t talking genetically modified seeds here were are talking about who is supplying the seeds. Even if you purchase non gmo seeds from a seed company who touts a ‘Safe Seed Pledge’ that variety may still be OWNED by Monsanto. Sorry to break the bad news to you, but that’s the facts folks. We, yes even PTF, is supporting the big M by purchasing seeds from our favorite seed companies and you probably are too.

Out of the 2,500 varieties that Monsanto has acquired from the Seminis takeover, here are a few of the published veg varieties that we know that Monsanto owns:

Beans: EZ Gold, Eureka, Goldrush, Kentucky King, Lynx, Bush Blue Lake 94

Carrot: Nutri-Red, Sweet Sunshine, Karina, Chantenay #1, Chantilly, Lariat

Cucumber: Dasher II, Daytona, Turbo, Speedway, Sweet Slice, Yellow Submarine, Sweeter Yet

Lettuce: Esmeralda, Lolla Rossa (and derivatives), Red Sails, Red Tide, Blackjack, Summer time, Monet, Baby Star, Red Butterworth

Melons: Alaska, Bush Whopper, Casablanca, Dixie Jumbo, Early Crisp

Onion: Arsenal, Hamlet, Red Zeppelin, Mars, Superstar, Candy

Peppers: Valencia, Camelot, King Arthur, Red Knight, Aristotle, Northstar, Biscane, Caribbean Red, Serrano del Sol, Early Sunsation, Fat and Sassy

Spinach: Melody, Unipack 151Spinach, Bolero, Cypress

Squash: Autumn Delight, Bush Delicata (producer-vendor), Really Big Butternut, Early Butternut, Buckskin Pumpkin (AAS), Seneca Autumn, Table ace

Tomato: Big Beef, Beefmaster, First Lady I and II, Early Girl, Pink Girl, Golden Girl, Sunguard, Sun Chief Sweet, Baby Girl, Sweet Million

Watermelon: Royal Flush, Royal Star (pet), Stargazer, Starbright, Stars and Stripes, Yellow doll, Tiger

Zucchini/Summer Squash: Blackjack, Daisy, Fancycrook, Sunny Delight, Lolita, Sungreen

They aren’t not done yet! Recently Monsanto purchased one of the largest Internationa Eurpoean based Seed Company.

Monsanto is now the largest supplier of vegetables seeds.

So what to do? Start saving fazing out listed Monsanto owned varieties, reach where your seeds come from and or save your own.

Taking Back Our Food Supply

Before agriculture became an industry, every gardener, farmer was responsible for the availability of seed for next years crop. With this recent merger and marketing tactics that has allow a certain “M”-onopoly to take over over the majority of the seed population. Seed-saving is one among many tactics of reclaiming our power (and freedom) to grow our own food, and an indispensable step towards fully sustainable and secure future.

The shift from public to private seed systems

Monsanto Purchases World’s Largest Vegetable Seed Company

The seeds of vegetable diversity

How to Save (y)Our Seeds

Seed Save

S.O.S Campaign & use our sister site Freedom Gardens to connect, meetup and swap seeds with local homegrown revolutionaries

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:24 AM
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That's great. Just great.
My main website with LOTS of recipes, tips and raw info: UNcooking101.com
Several FREE raw e-books AND weekly recipes! They're all here!.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:46 AM
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I can't stand Monsanto. To me, they are really the incarnation of evil, which says a lot since I don't really believe in pure evil. I can't believe they are getting in the European market like that; I've always been proud of European countries who had harsh regulations concerning GMOs, and Monsanto by default.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:14 PM
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One day they'll discover why tomatoes rot when they're supposed to.
How long can you tread water?
How long can you print money?

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Monsanto's Many Attempts to Destroy All Seeds but Their Own
Will Monsanto not stop at anything in order to gain control of your food supply?

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