It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
First we had the Monsanto Protection Act, which basically gives Monsanto free reign over creating genetically modified seeds. If that wasn't enough, we now have a fresh hot-off-the-press, but barely publicized Supreme Court ruling that if a farmer grows using Monsanto seed, he cannot save some of the crop he grew to sew the next season because . . . get this . . . Monsanto owns the patent to those seeds.
Originally posted by Cinrad
But because glyphosate can be made by anybody now, Monsatan wont sell you the seed alone, you have to buy a certain amount of glyphosate and fertilizer from them when you buy the seed.
Originally posted by openlocks
reply to post by XaniMatriX
Permaculture is the way! I'm sold on it... it is a truly positive and productive revolutionary force that not only resists the 'evil' forces on a collective level but also simultaneously helps to secure our individual autonomy. ATS should really open a sub-forum dedicated solely to Permaculture.
Originally posted by thebtheb
Honestly, stop worrying about and go to a farmer's market. If everyone did, Monsanto would die.More and more people ARE doing this. I've been making most of my own food for a few years now because I will NOT eat GMO.
I'm a little tired of people saying, "Monsanto has control!" They have ONLY the control you give them by continuing to buy their products. So yes, that's right, give up your Coke and packaged cookies and about 80% of the rest of the stuff you find in a supermarket, and STOP feeding Monsanto. I used to LIVE on processed food. I don't now. There are lots of things you can still buy from the store, and for the ones you can't, make it yourself. Support your local farmers.
What's the point of ranting against Monsanto, turning off your computer and going to the store to buy their products?
Let me also remind everyone that if you've got any investments like RSP etc. and you're saving for retirement chances might be that you're investing in Monsanto stock. Might want to check into that.edit on 14-5-2013 by thebtheb because: (no reason given)
so i did and here is the link that comes up www.burpee.com... it is a long, long, read so in short' here is the opening of it
About Our Seeds
Burpee is America’s most trusted supplier of vegetable and flower seeds, offering only the best-of-the-best open-pollinated and hybrid varieties to our customers. As we have done for the past 135 years, Burpee provides its customers with the latest varieties that offer improved yield and disease resistance. Not only do we offer an extensive line of new hybrid and tried and true heirloom seeds, we also serve our organic garden customers by offering a vast selection of certified organic varieties that are produced in compliance with all USDA and State organic guidelines.
Burpee takes great pride and care in supplying safe seeds to our customers. All seeds sold under the Burpee name are never chemically treated, making them well-suited for sustainable gardens. None of Burpee’s seed varieties are GMO. In fact, we’ve never sold GMO seed and have no intention of selling GMO seed in the future. For more information on Burpee’s safe, GMO-free seeds, please click here.
Burpee, GMO And Monsanto Rumors Put To Rest
By George Ball - Burpee Chairman and CEO
I and others at Burpee are asked occassionally about our alleged connection to Monsanto and whether we sell GMO seed. We have even been accused of being owned by Monsanto on the Internet. I’ve decided to address these questions and false allegations formally with the hopes that someone out there in cyberspace may refer back to this post for information on these issues—straight from the source.
For the record, I own W. Atlee Burpee & Co. Burpee is NOT owned by Monsanto. We do purchase a small number of seeds from the garden seed department of Seminis, a Monsanto subsidiary, and so do our biggest competitors. We do NOT sell GMO seed, never have in the past, and will not sell it in the future.