JulianaF Moncton Canada (1 review) December 17, 2010
This company is offering lathyrus sativus for sale as an edible seed. Advertised as "Grass Pea," it is listed with the Garbanzo Beans. Lathyrus sativus causes an irreversible, progressive paralysis in humans and some livestock including horses. The disease is called Lathyrism. No safe level of consumption has ever been determined. If you are eating this seed, be aware that once symptoms appear, which they may do within 3 months, the damage is done. In children lathyrism causes brain abnormality as well as paralysis.
yielder Hastings Canada (Zone 4b) (6 reviews) January 17, 2010
I regularly order garlic and bean seeds from this company. They came out with an expanded catalogue last year, in which they list seeds, etc available from several suppliers on Salt Spring Island. I ordered sunflowers, corn and several other seeds and all grew well. The selection of beans is remarkable, and includes a number of soy beans that grow well on the south west coast of British Columbia. The selection of garlic is impressive as well (50 varieties?).