Would you buy them?
A friend of mine called today and said she was ordering blackberries from an online nursery. She asked me if I wanted to go in on the order with her. That way we could each get a few ever bearing and a few June bearing. I told her I was in. I just wanted to see what types we were going to get so I could make sure they would do well in our area and make sure they were a variety that my family would enjoy.
She sent me the link to the website.
I looked through the blackberries.
The two varieties she tole me we were going to get were both patented. In fact, all but 2 of the varieties were patented.
I called her right back and told her I changed my mind, and didn't want any.
Am I over-reacting? Is the movie "The Future of Food" still to ingrained in my mind? Stories of canola seed blowing into a farmers field and growing, ending in a huge lawsuit, because of patents on food, weigh on my mind.
I don't want to grow a food that is patented.
What are your thoughts?