|The grizzled look of the new Marlboro Man|
aka Farmer Man of America complete with
Flannel Shirt and Carhart Suspenders.
Face it. We have two agricultural systems in this country, both claiming to be good for farmers and both claiming to be sustainable. One focuses on local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable in the sense of replenishing what gets taken out of the soil. The other is Monsanto, for which sustainable means selling seeds (and not letting farmers save them), patented traits developed through biotechnology, and crop protection chemicals.
So there you have it the two America's of food production. One saves seeds, one does not. One half believes in the garden and saving the seeds and for producing more next year, one doesn't.
I'm a Seed Saver myself.
Save Your Seeds Peeps.... and
Piss off a Monsanto Creep.