My friend and fellow writer Rose Marie Nichols McGee, has this story on her blog,
The Gardener’s Pantry.
Posted on May 31, 2009 by Rose Marie
The presence of viable GMO sugarbeet roots in recycled potting soil is the lead article in today’s Corvallis Gazette Times/Albany Democrat Herald. The beets were identified because they bore numbered tags. I’m not going to repeat or paraphrase this article which is an excellent example of hometown journalism and why we need our newspapers. For the rest of this article go to her blog.
To the credit of a local newspaper reporter, we know about this.
Roundup Ready sugarbeets — a patented variety engineered by Monsanto to tolerate the company’s widely used Roundup herbicide — have turned up in a soil mixture being sold to gardeners at a Corvallis landscaping supply business.
I am passing on this information because it’s about a better, safer food supply, and the fight to resist gene-altered Frankenfood and the companies that support it.
I only know what GMO* means because of Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.
His seed company offers open-pollinated seeds: pure, natural and non-GMO, from 70 countries, including many that he collected. Jere Gettle started Baker Creeks Seeds in 1998 as a way to preserve rare seeds.
Emily and Jeremiah Gettle
Being one that can not pass up a bargain, let me just say: at Baker Creek, they are offering
FREE shipping on all online orders, through June 15!
* GMO is Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) or gene-altered food.