Incline Village, NV, March 28, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A thought-provoking article recently published by Dr. Joseph Mercola says that all the fruit and vegetable seeds on Earth will possibly face extinction in about 80 years. Many are alarmed by this finding, most especially the seed experts at Home and Garden America (HAGA). For the HAGA experts, this is an extremely disturbing issue that needs to be addressed immediately. After all, seeds are the very foundation of life and for seeds of fruit and vegetables to be completely eliminated, nature and the human race will surely suffer a great deal.
"We heavily rely on seeds to provide us with good food and medicine. We simply won't be able to survive if we allow them to vanish. Something needs to be done to secure our future seed supply," says a HAGA expert.
As of today, around 93% of seeds have already gone extinct. This phenomenon occurred during the last 8 decades, and privatization is the major reason why a huge chunk of the world's seed supply has quickly deteriorated. Small-time farmers and organic seed sellers used to be the only source of quality seeds and vegetable crops, but ever since the privatization of many seed businesses took place, large GMO companies have now gained control over the industry and even managed to genetically modify the seeds to make them more resistant to pesticide, herbicide and other toxins.
Because of this, there has been a significant drop in the number of organic fruit and vegetable varieties over the years. There used to be 500 cabbage varieties, 400 tomato and pea varieties, and 285 cucumber varieties in the early 1900s. Nowadays, there are only 28 cabbage varieties, 79 tomato varieties, 2 pea varieties, and 16 cucumber varieties left.
"The widespread use of genetic modification for profit is what's really killing our global seed supply. GMO companies have so much control over the seed industry that the majority of the farmers today have no choice but to buy GMO seeds. It's unfortunate, but it is our current reality. Thankfully, there are still some small-time farms and organic seed companies out there that are dedicated to providing heirloom non-GMO seeds and produce to the public. They need our help now more than ever, so we must do our best to support them," another HAGA expert remarked.
The seed experts from HAGA recommend boycotting processed foods, getting produce at the local farmers' market, using organic methods in gardening, and buying only heirloom, non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, organic seeds from certified seed sellers in order to guarantee world's organic seed supply for more decades to come.
More information on this topic is available on Dr. Mercola's website.
Chuck Harmon has been writing about Home and Garden America - buy heirloom survival seeds for many years, and the reception from the public has been highly rewarding.