Heirloom and Heritage Gardening

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    Looked around and didn't see a past thread on this, pretty sure I missed it. :dunno:
    I was doing some surfing about GMO and ran into this.

    Heirloom and heritage seeds

     
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    (Same source as listed in first post.)
     
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    I buy my seeds from Seed of Change....
     
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    Agribusiness has lessened the diversity of food and we are all the poorer for it

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    Planting heirloom fruits and veggies is at least a start in reclaiming diversity and by doing so improving our health and well being.
     
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    gmo's are bad....dont buy gmo seeds
     
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    You do know most of what we eat nowadays is GMOed.
     
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    not me...since we grown much of our own food.....gmo shit is for big business ......
     
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    it is amazing frankenstein mal there is corn seed that kills the silk worms......holy hell do i want to eat that?
     
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    Most food that is available today started out in different forms and over the centuries we have modified it to fit our needs. Splicing is a form of genetic modification, cross breeding is a form of genetic modification, etc..
     
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    The future is technology and bio-architecture. The seed companies and everyone else involved in crop production are after a profit. Everything else is secondary. when the genetic diversity is removed from any population that population becomes susceptible to being wiped out by disease. That is why in nature there is a diversity and the strong survive and the weak perish.

    There are places that sell heirloom and I buy from them. The crops raised for supermarkets are bred for shelf life or color, not taste. Bland stuff but they last longer and the people who live in the cities have to buy it. Out here in the boondocks we can grow our own or buy from the farmers markets or get some from our neighbors.

    The biggest threat though is the bio-engineered crops and the threat of cross pollination with the heirloom seeds we plant. The wind can carry pollen quite a distance. We are already experiencing some cross pollination between bio seed crops that were supposed to be isolated from non-bio food crops and have entered our food supply. This contamination will continue to happen as long as we experiment out in the open.

    Hopefully a strain will not get out that will destroy our ability to raise crops that will contaminate the soil to where nothing will grow. A nuclear disaster but with crops not bombs.
     

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