Seeds have become the intellectual property of corporations, or they are patented as inventions. If you wish to use them, you need permission from the patent holder. You can’t harvest seeds for replanting the next year, a tradition practised since the dawn of agriculture.
A group of scientists and food activists is launching a campaign Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new “open source pledge” that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/04/plant-breeders-release-first-open-source-seeds #seeds #science …read more