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Message modified by user post December 5, 2011, 4:34 pm
I know that many of you can't have your own gardens for various reasons. But just as a ray of hope....There are many seed companies, mostly the small independent ones, who save heirloom seeds and refuse to deal with any genes that aren't natural and organic. There is a wonderful organization called Seed Savers Exchange which has a farm in Decorah Iowa (my husband and I visited it---a very enjoyable place, if you ever have the chance to go there) where they grow heirloom seeds generation after generation, taking care to prevent cross-pollination from other sources. I buy a lot of their seeds for my own garden from their annual catalog. And I've gradually been learning to save my own seeds from their seeds. We need lots of growers all over the country to do this, so that if something happens to one seed source, other people will still be growing those varieties. The SSE has a program where members can swap heirloom seeds with each other.
Boiling food in plastic----Yuk. And over-cooking any veggie, double yuk. My broccoli needs to crunch when I bite it.