Safe Seed Pledge


Safe Seed Pledge from Wall Flower Studio

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 culture threats.
We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing are 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 people and communities.
This document was developed by the Council for Responsible Genetics
 ( http://www.gene-watch.org/ ).
It represents, in general, the option of many ethical seed companies as they respond to farmers and gardeners' very real concerns.
For more information please contact:
The Safe Seed Initiative, 5 Upland Road, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA, USA, 02140
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* Citron Melon seeds shown above - Citrullus lanatus