Nonhybrid Seeds and the Survival Seed Bank
Are you ready for the impending financial crisis? Perhaps you fear the collapse of the economy and want to protect yourself and your family while chaos ensues as the value of the dollar plummets. A stockpile of silver and gold won't help when you are starving. The solution? Seeds.
And not just any seed will do, you need strong seed that grows true. Enough seed for you to plant a garden to sustain your family.
So goes the pitch by Survival Seed Bank. The company has run ads on Glenn Beck and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Survival Seed Bank touts nonhybrid seeds as the solution while the world faces Armageddon.
As preposterous as this may seem, let's explore the company pushing nonhybrid seed and perhaps, find a reason why a supply of this seed might be worth $149.
Who is Survival Seed Bank? The company is run by Solutions From Science in Thomson, Illinois. The president is William R. Heid. The Better Business Bureau rates Solutions From Science a D- on a scale of A+ to F. The BBB has various complaints, issues insclude advertising, billing, product, delivery, refund and sales practice.
Solutions from Science runs over a dozen web sites. In addition to selling seeds, they are also involved in solar energy marketing and credit and debt counseling.
Here is a list of sites they run:
William R. Heid also operated AVS Marketing, Inc. The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint and injunction against AVS
Marketing, Inc. and William R. Heid in 2004. The company was marketing the Himalayan Diet Breakthrough, a dietary supplement
containing Nepalese Mineral Pitch. The FTC determined the company made false and unsubstantiated product claims and was fined $4.9 million, the total amount of sales of the product. The company was unable to pay this amount, and agreed to pay a lesser amount of $400,000.