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By Larry Rettig on March 20, 2011

A battle for control of the seeds you sow in your garden is raging in the worlds of home gardening and large-scale agriculture. Corporations are spending billions of dollars to win that war. At stake are thousands of plant varieties that we as gardeners have come to know and love. [INSPIRED BY INTERESTING AND SOMETIMES PASSIONATE READER RESPONSE, I HAVE DONE SOME ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND OFFER MY FINDINGS AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE.]

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Apr 24, 2011 9:58 PM CST
We do have beekeeping classes but I haven't taken anything in that arena, I am not sure how those plants respond as far as producing pollen. If they dont produce pollen then there should be little direct impact on the pollinators, indirect impact could be the pollinators go to the plant to receive substance and receive nothing therefore in essence 'wasting' energy for nothing.
Apr 29, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Great article, Larry. This is very important information & sadly many people are completely unaware! I just ran across this while doing a Cubit search for something else. I joined your cubit because I see I have missed many other articles that are of interest to me. Smiling

Awhile back, I read that a group of organic farmers were suing Monsanto in an effort to protect themselves against Monsanto suing them! I just read the results, sadly the judge dismissed the case.

Did you know there is a worldwide march against Monsanto on May 25th?

Apr 30, 2013 11:55 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Welcome aboard, Christine! Glad you enjoyed the article. There has been an interesting turn of events in our neighborhood. Monsanto is now leasing a field less than a quarter of a mile from our home. They plan to grow soy beans, but if they ever decide to grow corn, we won't be able to plant sweet corn in our vegetable garden anymore.

Thanks for mentioning the May 25 march. I just received notification of it the other day.
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