Taken from http://www.non-hybrid-seeds.com/anhs/whyusenonhybridseeds.html Q: Why should I use non-hybrid (open pollinated) rather than hybrid seeds? A: Better Nutrition Commercial Produce lacks nutrition, research has shown. Sustainable Gardening - Saving Seeds is only possible with open-pollinated seeds Economic Security In recessions and depressions, FOOD IS ECONOMIC SECURITY Food Supply Independence If food supplies are challenged, home gardening is freedom. Crop Diversity Participate in saving the original strains from extinction Investment Hedge Seeds are an excellent alternative investment to paper money, stocks and securities, even gold if the markets were to dive long-term. These reasons all seem really ridiculous, especially the last one. 1. This promotes healthy home produce, not non-hybrids 2. I don't even know what to say for this one. I don't know if Saving Seeds is a program of some sort or just a typo. 3. Still, nothing promoting non-hybrid seeds. And I'm pretty sure your backyard garden won't last you very long if you were in that sort of situation. 4. Same as 3 but differently phrased. 5. This one is just trying to sucker in people who feel bad for plant species but this makes it sounds worse than it really is. Original strains doesn't mean anything, all domesticated and non-domesticated produce are hybrids. Open pollination is just hybridization that isn't directed by humans, this just creates usually less viable and weaker strains than commercial grade hybrids. 6. Good thing I have all these seeds in case the economy plummets! STILL doesn't promote non-hybrid seeds. I don't know if they charge more or roughly the same as commercial hybrids for "non-hybrid seeds" but if they are they are running a complete sham. Look at it this way: Usually weaker strains. Usually less productive strains. Less work for them, they just grow plants and allow them to pollinated openly, meanwhile companies and geneticists work on developing stronger more productive plants by closed polination. Probably costs more. Are not any more healthy than your average produce seeds. False claims. Fake BS that is supposed to appeal to your emotions. Thoughts?