Safe Seed Pledge
We are committed to providing you exclusively
Non-GMO, Heirloom seeds.
What is different about GMO seeds?
“GMO” stands for genetically-modified organisms. The genetic makeup of these organisms has been artificially changed in a way that would not happen in nature. These modifications are made primarily for the benefit of multi-national pesticide companies by making the modified crop immune to their brand of poison. That immunity incites farmers to spray more of that particular pesticide. In that way, GMOs are risky, not only because no one has adequately studied their long-term effects on people and the planet, but GMOs also increase the use of pesticides, which no doubt, means more poison will end up in our water and food.
While these companies have yet to create many GMO varieties that would be found in a typical garden, we are still abhorred by the disregard for human health and the environment just to make a few more dollars. As the cost of this technology falls, more and more varieties will be release and we think that is insane.
What does the Safe Seed Pledge mean to us?
We are committed to live by the standards established by the Safe Seed Pledge. Our promise to you is that we’ll do our very best to never sell any seeds that have been modified in this way.
A few words from 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 material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks, as well as economic, political and cultural threats.
We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds.
Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to:
healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.