What is the Safe Seed Pledge?
heirloom variety garden seeds produce the same old-fashioned fruits and vegetables that our forebears have relied upon and enjoyed down through the ages. My Patriot Supply has taken The Safe Seed Pledge from The Council for Responsible Genetics and will not knowingly sell seeds unless they are certified to be heirloom variety, non-GMO products.
Here is the Council’s 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, sell or trade 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."
What does it mean if a product is GMO, and how do I avoid those products?
Commercial agricultural laboratories create genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by introducing specific modifications to their DNA. They engineer a plant’s genetic makeup to improve its resistance to disease, increase productivity or otherwise make it more commercially viable.
Many people are concerned that these super crops may be unsafe for human consumption. Additionally, gardeners who save seeds from one growing season to the next cannot rely upon seed hybrids to produce consistent crops. Only heirloom variety seeds are naturally designed to do so. The best way to avoid genetically modified seeds is to deal only with companies like My Patriot Supply that have taken the Safe Seed Pledge.
Are all the seeds you sell non-GMO?
Absolutely! We will never knowingly sell genetically engineered seeds. We believe wholeheartedly in pure, natural produce and self-sustainability.
This is our 100% non-GMO guarantee!