RE: Seed company chart; Seed companies at the gardener level

From: Joy
Sent on: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:00 AM
This is a fantastic chart, but most backyard gardeners will not be buying seeds that will be directly labeled with any of the names on this list, so I would guess that it's still very difficult to navigate for most.
Here are a few things I've learned that might help folks at the non-farm level.
Please feel free to chime in if you have more!

* Just because a seed is OWNED by Monsanto does not mean it has been genetically modified. I personally would not want to lend my dollar to them either way, as I find both the practice of GMO's and also patenting seed in general to be ludicrous. But that's each individual's call.

* Burpee: purchases a small number of seeds from the garden seed department of Seminis, a Monsanto subsidiary, but they do not sell seeds that are known to be GMO.

* Ferry Morse: Also took the Safe Seed Pledge.  Is owned by Jiffy Products> is owned by Plantation Products. - http://www.ferry-...­
But they are not very nice when it comes to laying off employees with compassion. - http://www.wpsdlo...­

* Companies I absolutely trust:

High Mowing Organic Seeds:  http://www.highmo...­
Bountiful Gardens : http://www.bounti...­
Horizon Herbs: - I consider this THE best herb seed catalog around. Hands down. http://www.horizo...­
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: http://rareseeds....­
Uprising Seeds: http://uprisingor...­
Turtle Tree Seed (biodynamic): http://www.turtle...­
All Good Things Organic Seed:  http://www.agtose...­

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Date: Wed, 09 Jan[masked]:30:00 -0500
Subject: [penn-permaculture] seed-company-ownersh­ip chart -- WHOA!

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