Non-GMO Seed Supply Shrinking
Think you still have lots of choices when it comes to seeds? Not so.
An article published by Natural News explains how the seed industry has changed over the last decades. Besides farmers who are signing the genetically-modified pledge and effectively losing the ability to use any other seed, the biotech industry has been buying up seed companies faster than you can say, “Goodbye, Heirloom”.
According to Professor Philip H. Howard from the Department of Community, Agriculture, and Resource Studies at Michigan State University, Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, and BASF collectively own or partially-own hundreds of formerly-independent seed companies — and Monsanto dominates them all.
View Professor Howard’s seed graph here, from the files of Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/files/seedindustry.pdf
Today, Monsanto is the world’s largest seed company, and the transnational behemoth continues to acquire or otherwise create “partnerships” with various independent seed companies that are still in existence. Worse, as the article points out, is the tight relationship between a number of these biotech companies.
What does this mean for the future of our food? Unless the government steps in to prevent a takeover of the seed industry, we risk losing our right to grow food- traditional, non-genetically-modified, organic, real food.
Read more of the article from Natural News here: http://hken.ibtimes.com/articles/188008/20110728/consolidation-of-seed-companies-leading-to-corporate-domination-of-world-food-supply.htm
For a list of Safelawns-recommended seed companies: http://safelawns.org/resource_directory.cfm