A kilo of tomato seed which we describe as heirloom seed (i.e. open pollinated and passed down from generation to generation) can be bought for about $500 per kilo, but seed that has been hybridised by corporations costs nearly $500,000 a kilo — which is the rough equivalent of a modern Australian home. How is it that we let the corporates increase the price by about 1,000 fold?
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