Re: [tomato] Reply to Chuck

Orchid (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 10:07:28 -0500

"Getting too big for Britches"   The Big M's         Monsanto &
Microsoft....just a thought...

Pete, Zone 10, South Florida
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Reynolds <>
To: Tomato List <>
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: [tomato] Reply to Chuck

>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