Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Gimmer of Hope

Usually the news doesn't make me happy. Just the opposite. But "Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'", put a smile on my face today. I don't think life of any kind should be patentable. A new process to create a GMO should be patentable, but the seed itself shouldn't be. Life is sacred and shouldn't be owned. We may not be there yet, but for now at least some people want create seed that is sharable.


  1. Thanks for sharing this article. I see where Wild Garden Seeds is one of the companies that will offer some of the Open Source seeds. Frank Morton, the owner, is a plant breeder that works to improve and create new open-pollinated varieties. He was one of the founding members of the Open Source initiative.

  2. Well said. The whole concept of patenting any sort of living plant is quite ridiculous if you ask me.