How To Keep Your Home Garden Monsanto-Free

Should you choose to create your own fruit or vegetable garden in your backyard or on your windowsill, how can you keep Monsanto from reaching its grubby fingers into your home? The corporate behemoth has gained control of 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market by buying up smaller companies, and now owns the rights to the names themselves of many kinds of seeds. Thus these tips from Healthy Home Economist:

Avoid buying from the seed companies affiliated with Monsanto. Here’s a list of these seed companies:

Buy from this list of companies Monsanto HASN’T bought and are not affiliated or do business with Seminis:

Avoid certain heirloom varieties because Monsanto now apparently owns the names. This article lists the seed varieties to avoid:

Ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge. Here’s a list of companies that have done so:

14 Comments on "How To Keep Your Home Garden Monsanto-Free"

  1. Free Radio Revolution | Apr 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    Hello disinfo! Great site – haven’t been here in some time!
    We’ve been doing a lot of discussion on the most evil corporation in the world lately and invite you all to take part in discussion!
    We need to completely expose these bastards and take back our food!

  2. Monkey See Monkey Do | Apr 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm |

    Self aware people making intelligent consumer choices can help with the symptoms, but we all know we have a cancer that needs to be eradicated. Monsanto must be stopped. This is one of those instances where we must change things by fighting the existing reality, because even if we build a new model of existence it will be made obsolete by this Monsanto infection.

    “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!” – Savo

  3. BuzzCoastin | Apr 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm |

    Monsanto isn’t the problem
    it’s a symptom
    even if you could Roundup Monsanto
    another would take its place
    because it’s industrial farming for cyborgs that’s the problem
    and industrial farming needs petrochemical based foods
    to feed it’s obese fleet of cyborgs
    which are used as hosts by an economic parasite
    called Capitalism

  4. Daenerys_Targaryen | Apr 7, 2013 at 7:32 am |

    If you want to grow your own food, try heirloom varieties.

    • Dan Muench | Apr 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm |

      As mentioned above, some ‘heirloom’ varieties are now owned by Monsanto as well. Whether they’re altered or not it’s putting money in their coffers.

      • Not all heirlooms belong to Monsanto (yet) … Educate yourselves & buy wisely.

  5. Ummmm, i would like to see some actual evidence against genetically modified plants, because the evidence supporting them is very good. Monsanto modified crops increase yield, decrease pesticide use, and decrease fossil fuel consumption by being more efficient.

  6. everything looks great

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