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Food Freedom- Interview with Frank Morton, Seed Freedom Activist, Part 3

  Broadcast in Lifestyle

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Frank Morton is a plant breeder and seed developer in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

He is a plantiff in a landmark case brought against a USDA regulatory agency in an attempt to thwart deregulatory efforts which would allow Monsanto's genetically modified sugar beets into one of the most fertile and active seed producing areas on the planet.

Food Freedom speaks with Frank a couple days before his case goes back into US district court to talk about the importance of pure seed development and the impending dangers of introducing GMO's into these vital food and seed crops.

In Part 3, Frank Morton continues the discussion, covering the topics of:
  • Self-compatible seeds and techniques to protect strains.
  • How popcorn companies can be safe from GMO corn.
  • The self-incompatibility gene that can safeguard strains from cross-polination.
  • How the gene that can protect corn was patented and sold to biotech company.
  • How money and ease is the bottom line preventing manufacturers from protecting strains.
  • The RoundUp herbicide acts on the plant and it's toxic impact on enzymes.
  • The impact of world health with diminishing vitamin content in vegetables.
  • Research plots of GMO crops planted throughout the valley on private land.
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