Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not Just for Birds Anymore

Because so many of our readers contact us to say how much they enjoy our nature posts, our Nature Guide and I are always on the lookout for stories involving the natural world — even when they're as nutty as this one. When we heard about an advertiser on Glenn Beck's Fox News program, we couldn't resist bringing it to the attention of our readers. The company is called Survival Seed Bank and it peddles seeds that can be used to grow a "crisis garden" if we should experience an "economic meltdown."

The commercial, which aired on Beck's March 8 show, included a pitchman who suggested that should the American government collapse "securing a source of food for your family is the single most important thing you can do." Their website goes on to say, "If you don't have the ability to grow your own food next year, your life may be in danger."

As for where to store your Survival Seed, the company suggests it "can be buried to avoid confiscation." For the less paranoid, perhaps you can store the seed in the single bird feeder that is allowed under Princeton Landing's Third Amendment to Policy Resolution No. 22.

The video from Media Matters is below. It's not a skit from "Saturday Night Live," honest.