DailyDirt: Rediscovering Heirloom Plants

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It turns out that many Americans aren’t paying much attention to the ongoing battle over labeling genetically modified foods. A recent survey by researchers at Rutgers University found that half of Americans know very little or nothing at all about GM foods, while a quarter have never even heard of them. Furthermore, they found that many Americans are also confused about what types of GM foods are on the market. Meanwhile, heirloom fruits, vegetables, and grains are gaining popularity. These are plants that have been grown and passed down from one generation to another — some for more than 100 years — often selected for their superior flavor, as well as other characteristics such as productivity, hardiness, and adaptability. If you want to avoid GM foods, why not spend some time rediscovering heirloom varieties? Here are a few links to get you started.

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Anonymous Coward says:

I hate GM supporters

They always think the debate is you being a moron, and that you just can’t understand the “genius” behind GM food, when its not at all about the science. I understand the science behind it perfectly, but I refuse to support copyrighting our food supply to a few world monopolies. Considering the damage patents and copyright maximalists have had on simple things like books, moving pictures, and sound, pardon me for not trusting them with the basics of life like food and water.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: I hate GM supporters

look up Monsanto and read about the farmers that can’t use Monsanto seeds from last years crops or they’ll be sued .. it’s pretty bad out there especially if you happen to be the guy who owns crops between Monsanto seed users .. unintentional cross pollination from gm crops to family owned seeds can get you sued

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