Do you care ?
Consumers always have to power to control the market for any product. Does it matter to you where your tc'd hostas come from ? Holland, India, China, Singapore. I know its legal but is it ok with you if a big grower just puts a plant into tc production without any concern for the hybridizer. Most hybridizers can't afford to put patents on plants. What if someone donated a plant to the AHS auction and the winner lived overseas and just bought it to put it in TC production. Would you still buy it ? I believe ther are simple solutions to protect the hybridizer and it starts with the consumer. I don't wonder why there are so many unemployed people in the U.S. I know why ! I would appreciate your comments. Rob