Friday, December 04, 2009

Seeds of Life: David vs. Goliath



This interview with organic seed grower Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Philomath was done before the landmark decision in favor of the organic growers who sued the USDA over the deregulation of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beet seeds. It's a great explanation of the suit (based on a previous court ruling on GMO alfalfa), and a portrait of someone I consider a state treasure.

2 comments:

annie said...

I agree. Frank Morton is an Oregon treasure. He spoke at our Annual Meeting last summer.

Annie Hoy
Ashland Food Co-op
Ashland, OR

kab said...

As someone said of him and his wife, Karen, they are "to the seed world what jazz is to music: improvisational, rhythmic and robust." Any time you can hear him speak, you need to make it a priority!