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SOS….Save our Seeds.

May 5, 2013

Wow.
And I thought the EU was only clueless about economics.
There are so many reasons why this is criminally stupid that I had to re-blog it. Don’t think we are shielded from such asshattedness here in the U.S.; we already have the FDA sending SWAT teams into small Amish farms for producing raw milk for consumption (google FDA SWAT TEAM if you don’t believe me).

We humanoids cannot control such complex systems and what influence we are capable of exerting has a way of coming back to bite us hard. This isn’t petty meddling like regulating whether I can have a chicken in my yard in Rome, GA; it is arrogantly corrupt and dangerous. Fight it when Congress tries it here then ignore it when they pass it anyway. 😦

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Last night as I was perusing through Facebook, as one does, I came across a post on pending EU legislation that would make it illegal for seed to be sold that wasn’t  on an approved list. It would also be illegal to grow or swap seeds not on the list. Not always believing what I read on Facebook I did a bit of frantic follow up research and sadly I have to report that it’s true.

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“EU is preparing legislation that will make it illegal to grow crops that are not on a list of approved seeds. A list that currently is 60% dominated by big corporations like Monsanto, AsrtraZenecar and others. The pros list are basically only hybrids, which means you can not take next year’s seed from this crop. Furthermore, it will not only be forbidden to sell other seeds than those already mentioned but also to grow, “File…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2013 1:57 am

    Just signed it. And I’m still shaking my head.

    Recently the EU passed legislation banning some nasty pesticides that probably are (like with everything, there are those who say it ain’t so) really hurting bees. It gave me a glimmer of hope that common sense could prevail. Now you’ve gone and ruined that illusion *sigh* Thanks, I guess.

    • May 6, 2013 5:16 am

      Actually Bridget should get “credit”. 😉

  2. Clay permalink
    May 7, 2013 12:47 pm

    Great use of the word “asshattedness” in a sentence! Not everybody can accomplish that so well.

    • May 7, 2013 1:44 pm

      Glad you noticed lol

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