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Burning down the seed libraries

How can seed sharing be illegal?

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Just when you think it can't get any crazier...state governments are shutting down seed libraries for gardeners.

Pennsylvania, Maryland and Iowa are just three of the states that are sending agents to libraries to shut down the growing seed sharing movement.

Donors donate seeds to the library, gardeners check them out and then at the end of the reasons, and return fresh ones for new borrowers next season.

"Not so fast" says the long arm of agriculture law. "You need to follow the regulations as a multi-national seed monopolist like Monsanto."

Regulations which, conveniently for the bureaucrats no seed library can afford to follow.

Appalling - but the video gives you ways to help.