From what I am able to understand, most fruits and veggies grown commercially are hybrids, seeds don't reproduce. If you want to belive the Art Bell bunch, the federal gov is behind this. Personnaly, I think commercial growers have found a way to produce large amounts of food AND make home production difficult. This way, we are dependant on HEB and etc.
A home garden will be essential in a SHTF scenario, if you can keep your neighbors and animals out. I find seeds that have not been genetically altered, and keep them from year to year. They do not produce as fast nor as much as the plants you buy from Lowe's etc, but, they produce.
Who knows, after several years of keeping seeds, you may develope a strain of tomato plant that is " native " to your region and, can survive better than the hybrids.
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