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Documentary: High Mowing Organic Seeds for a New Food System

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • High Mowing Organic Seeds has become one of the only companies producing organic seeds from organically grown plants
  • Their mission is to grow organic seeds that came from an organic source that have high disease and insect resistance, high yield and that produce high-flavor crops
  • They now grow over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds, including vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, for home gardeners and commercial growers
  • Ninety-five percent of the acreage of organic vegetable farms are planted with conventional seeds
  • Choosing organic seeds is important for avoiding pesticides and growing the heartiest, most resilient plants

Tom Stearns, who has both an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to get back to the roots of where his food comes from, started saving seeds when he was 18 years old. The drive to connect to the source of his sustenance in the most direct way possible led him to begin exploring how to grow seeds.

“Growing food wasn’t enough,” he said in an episode of “Growing a Greener World," a PBS series. “I was curious about the growing seeds and saving seeds part of it.” It’s an aspect of food production that many people overlook, yet it’s among the most important.


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