Location: RICHVALE, CALIFORNIA
Featuring: JESSICA LUNDBERG, LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS
Freedom from the intellectual property restraints imposed by GMO seed companies allows farmers to maintain full control of their farm’s ecosystem, from choosing which varieties of seeds to grow to preserving a healthy chemical-free foundation for wildlife.
For the Lundberg Family, being able to choose which seeds to grow is a farmer’s right and a public asset. The use of GMOs has turned these assets into private goods and changed how farms operate. Instead of relying on chemical inputs, for example, the Lundbergs employ nature’s own resources. Weed control is attained through careful water management. Water drowns out grass-type weeds, then is withheld to dry up the fields and control the spread of broad leaf plants. “We feel that the consumer has the right to know if they are consuming genetically modified food,” says Jessica Lundberg.