Article: Seed Greed: A Battle for Control: Basmati rice.

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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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Jul 18, 2013 7:22 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Basmati rice is a land race grown in South Asia from times immemorial. Read the patent rights battle in the following link and it is ongoing.
Some genetic modifications have been done by our research institutes but all their hard work is free for the farmers but do read the patent rights battle.
Jul 18, 2013 9:45 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Will do, Arif. Many thanks.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.

Jul 19, 2013 7:45 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
I tip my hat to you.

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