What is the Safe Seed Pledge?The Safe Seed Pledge is a program that was founded by the Council for Responsible Genetics. The pledge reads as follows:
"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."
A lot of seed companies may claim to have signed the Safe Seed Pledge - but few actually do! To verify our status with the Council for Responsible Genetics, click this link then scroll down to the State of Indiana. There you will find our company proudly displayed!
What is GMO and why should I avoid it?Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are made by forcing genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses, animals, or humans, into the DNA of a food crop or animal to introduce a new trait.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine reported that "Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food," including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
Many physicians advise ALL patients to choose healthier non-GMO foods.
Additionally many varieties of GMO seed are not, upon harvest, able to be replanted. This means you have to buy new seed year after year.
Are all seeds available on your site Non-GMO?Absolutely! We can't stand the idea of what we refer to as "mad-scientist" seeds, and will never - no matter what incentive is offered to us - carry them on our site.
Our family believes wholeheartedly in pure natural produce and self sustainability.
This is our 100% No GMO Guarantee!