European Commission to Criminalize Nearly All Seeds and Plants Not Registered with Government

A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”

It’s called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law.

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

These days, more and more people have decided to start a vegetable garden. Not only is the produce guaranteed to be a lot cheaper than that purchased at the store, but it is also a lot healthier and almost certainly guaranteed to be organic.

Starting your own vegetable garden need not be expensive in the least. For those with limited or no yard space, containers can be used as planters. Ordinary strips of scrap wood can be nailed or lashed together to make a `tepee` design, which works well for runner plants such as beans, some cucumbers, peas and some tomatoes. Used pallet wood can be used to make raised garden beds or containers.

It is important to note that  Continue reading