- Feb 28, 2014
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What do "legal agreements" mean to farm workers? There are legal consequences to selling meth also.......... These are not "genetically engineered" crops, they are the products of cross breeding, and ultimately the same cross breeding can result in a virtually identical cross, and in any case a home grower is never going to be subjected to genetic testing...... a commercial grower is another story. One hop plant looks pretty much like the next anyway. If I were growing Mosaic and Amarillo in my home hop patch it would be impossible to identify them legally unless there was a "trail" they could establish FIRST, they they would need a warrant, then genetic testing, then they could do little if anything to me beyond a slap on the wrist, as a non commercial home gardener.It's actually not all that difficult to prove via genetic testing, and the trademark owners have legal agreements with all workers on farms. So, in essence there's quite a bit to stop it from ever happening...
If I could buy a small piece of rhizome or rooted cutting I was sure was Mosaic for $100 on the streets of Yakima or some Mexican cantina in the valley, I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough!!