OK, I thought I was safe from supporting Monsanto if I bought heirloom varieties of seeds. Come to find out Monsanto now owns some of those varieties. This means that they are not GMO seeds, but they are owned and more than likely produced by one of Monsanto’s subsidiaries. Scarily Monsanto now owns 40% of the home gardener seeds!
Sadly some of our most popular vegetable varieties are now owned by Monsanto.
Some of these are big names in the industry, [...]
On several occasions I’ve talked about GMO or GE crops. Monsanto and Seminis are the two main companies developing these seeds. While developing their “frankenseeds” they’re also keeping their foot in the legitimate seed door. I recently found a listing of many of the varieties that Monsanto and Seminis sell.
What does this mean for the home grower or the conscientious gardener? Anyone who’s concerned about the effects of Monsanto’s work can vote with their pocketbook, by staying away from seeds [...]
Yep, it’s that time of year. Time to start drooling over this years seed catalogs. I’ve already received several and have to reign myself in, as I’ve got quite a few packets of seeds left from last year.
One thing you should consider when looking at seeds is their safety and purity. There are studies starting to come in showing that GMO seeds are affecting, not only the natural world around us, but our very bodies. The [...]
34. *Bountiful Gardens
35. Environmental Seed Producers
36. *Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery
37. The Natural Gardening Company
38. Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
39. Redwood City Seed Company
40. *Botanical Interests, Inc.
41. Comstock Ferre & Co.
42. New England Seed Company
43. E.O.N.S., Inc.
44. Growin’ Crazy Acres
45. Nature’s Crossroads, LLC
46. Ferry Morse Seed Company
47. FedCo Seeds
48. The Heirloom Garden of Maine
49. Orchard House Heirlooms
50. BLM Enterprises/Markham Farm
51. Italian Seed and Tool
52. Plants of the Southwest
53. New York Botanicals, LLC
54. Sow True Seed
55. Companion Plants, Inc.
56. Boondockers Seed Company
I thought it might be beneficial if people actually knew what the Safe Seed Pledge says, so here it is:
THE SAFE SEED PLEDGE:
“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative
We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic [...]