> Because of the seed laws, it is sometimes difficult for farmers to
>know which varieties can be saved, or saved with the possibility of
>selling excess seed to your neighbor.
Can you explain this further? What seed law in particular, and how
could a seed law (in the US, I presume?) make it difficult for a
farmer to save seed?
>seeds which may be grown under more favorable conditions. With
>certified seed, you are often in a better position to know what you
In my country (Philippines), seed certification has been used to
pressure farmers to abandon traditional seeds and rely on hybrids --
a major step in undermining farmer self-sufficiency. If farmers want
to borrow from the government or otherwise receive other govt support,
they are normally required to use a package of ag technologies
(including certified seeds and chemical inputs).
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