I have represented rumor as fact. In my "Where to Buy Seeds and Where Not To" essay, I claimed that Seminis had bought Burpee, which appears not to be the case. I apologize for screwing up.
Other than changing the shock value, however, I don't think it changes anything about Burpee in practice - I still don't want to buy Seminis seed varieties from them, and I don't recommend anyone else do either. I also find the close relationship of their boards, as discussed here:http://www.curevents.com/vb/showthread.php?s=f82e25fb645bc6f5c303dafb5c7cb9e0&p=649512#post649512
to be a little queasy-making.
Still, the goal is to give good and accurate information, and this was bad, inaccurate information. My apologies.