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Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

Burpee heirloom seed packets, courtesy of Parenting Patch.

Burpee heirloom seed packets, courtesy of Parenting Patch.

Hamilton Public Library (HPL) held a plant swap last spring. It’s one way HPL tries to stay relevant in our community. The Internet has obviated the need for a library for research and entertainment purposes. If HPL doesn’t offer a wide variety of useful items, it runs the risk of becoming obsolete. Now the spectre of ‘seed terrorism’ has arisen in Pennsylvania, where government perceives a seed library offered at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg to be a vector of disease.

Pennsylvania is not Ontario, but whatever controversy unfolds in the U.S.A. eventually makes it up to The Great White North within five years. Are you opposed to seed libraries because of potential ‘seed terrorism’? Do you think a ‘seed terrorist’ would actually bother to package seeds and distribute them via a lending library, or would he be more likely to throw handfuls of invasives out a car window into empty fields? For more information, click the link, below:

Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries – Shareable.

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2 comments on “Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

  1. The Zero-Waste Chef
    August 17, 2014

    Monsanto doesn’t commit seed terrorism?

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