Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to eliminate GMO's from your diet: Growing your own produce part 1 choosing safe seeds

One of the simplest ways to eliminate GMO's from your diet is to grow your own fruits and vegetables whenever possible. However, even this undertaking comes with a lesson of things to look for and avoid. Monsanto now controls 40% of the American seed industry and 20% of the world's. Avoiding them may seem daunting, but it is doable. The companies listed and linked below have all taken the Safe Seed Pledge. You can order from them and feel confident you will now be growing genetically modified produce for your family.

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.

Adaptive Seeds 
All Good Things Organic
Amishland Seeds 
Annie’s Heirloom Seeds 
Aravaipa Heirlooms
The Ark Institute 
Backyard Beans and Grains Project 
Backyard Heirloom Seeds & Herbs
Baker Creek Seed Co. 
Beauty Beyond Belief 
Botanical Interests 
Bountiful Gardens 
Cloudview Ecofarm
Crispy Farms 
Diane’s Flower Seeds
Direct Garden Seeds
Ed Hume Seeds 
Family Farmer’s Seed Co-op 
Farm Direct Seed 
Fedco Seed Co. 
Filaree Garlic Farm
Garden Medicinals and Culinaries
Gourmet Seed 
Grow Organic 
Heirloom Seeds 
Heirloom Solutions
High Mowing Seeds 
Horizon Herbs 
Hudson Valley Seed Library 
J.L Hudson 
Kitchen Garden Seeds 
Knapp’s Fresh Veggies 
Kusa Seed Society 
Lake Valley Seeds 
Landreth Seeds 
Larner Seeds 
The Living Seed Company 
Livingston Seeds 
Local Harvest 
Moonlight Micro Farm 
Mountain Rose Herbs 
My Patriot Supply 
Native Seeds for the Arid Southwest
Natural Gardening Company
New Hope Seed Company
Nichol’s Garden Nursery
Organica Seed
Organic Sanctuary
Osborne Seed Company LLC
Peace Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
Prairie Road
Renee’s Garden 
Restoration Seeds
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Sage Thymes
Seed for Security
Seeds Trust
Select Seeds
Siskiyou Seeds
Southern Exposure
Sow True
St. Claire Heirloom Seed
Sustainable Seed Co
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Tomato Fest
Trees of Antiquity
Turtle Tree Seed
Underwood Garden Seeds
Uprising Seeds
Victory Seeds
Vermont Wildflower Farm
White Harvest Seed
Wild Garden Seeds
Wildseed Farms
Wood Prairie Farm

Part 2 of this article will include a list of seed companies and heirloom varieties owned by Monsanto.
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