Home Gardening Cheaper Alternative with Rising Prices (Google / MyFox Twin Cities)

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Home Gardening Cheaper Alternative with Rising Prices

High prices at the grocery store and the tomato salmonella scare have more people turning to their own gardens for food. George Ball is the CEO of Burpee, which is the largest seed company. Burpee was founded in 1876 on a Doylestown farm in Pennsylvania and the seeds are still developed today. But this year, unlike any other, sales of vegetable seeds are at an all time high. According to Ball, Burpee has doubled its normal growth. He believes it is all due to the economy and the recent tomato scare.


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.