[tomato] Reply to Chuck

Paul Reynolds (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 07:19:42 -0600


Thanks for the tidbit.  This is something that has been brewing for
several years now.  In all honesty, I feel as though Monsanto is gettin
too big for their britches.

This needs to be nipped in the bud because it will ultimately affect
those of us that are just interested in gardening.  Will increase the
price of seed tremendously and there are a few gardeners that do save
seed.  I for one have been guilty of saving seed, or developing my own
little varieties of okra seed by using two completely different seed
sources and crossing them during pollination and saving seed for a new
planting to get the better benefits of both varieties.  It works too.

I strongly urge all folks that are in an area where this is happening to
call your representative to let them know how you feel about it.
Fortunately, I don't believe there is a bill for that here in Texas.
I've read the list of proposed bills and haven't seen anything come up.

Thanks for the warning too!!


Paul Reynolds
Austin Texas