Puerto Rico’s Stolen Seed Future

In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for farmers or gardeners to obtain high quality seed material because most available seeds are hybrids. The vast majority of seeds imported to Puerto Rico are neither from tropical regions, nor open pollinated or heirloom seeds. Unknown to most, massive consolidations have led to three major seed companies (Monsanto, DuPont, Novartis) whose control over the global seed market increases on a daily basis. The seeds they offer are either genetically modified or hybrids that contribute to the loss of genetic diversity."

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