Help Farm Wars compile a list of clean seed suppliers with no connections to the likes of Monsanto!

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

In response to several requests to furnish a list of clean seed companies not associated in any way with the likes of Monsanto or any other biotech company or biotech company supporter, we at Farm Wars will be compiling just such a list. We will be looking at any other similar lists as well as individual recommendations and doing the legwork to verify that no biotech connections are present.

If you have a favorite seed company, know of a potential candidate for the list, or know of any up-to-date clean seed supplier lists, please let us know. We feel that this is an extremely important project, and will credit the source of any research done for it in the final paper. If you would like to be a part of this project, please e-mail me at barb@farmwars.info.

Barb

Dec. 27, 2011 UPDATE: A big  THANK YOU to all who have participated. I have compiled a preliminary list of non-biotech related clean seed sources and begin the task of vetting them today. As soon as this process is finished, I will post the revised list in PDF format for easy printing and downloading. Thanks again to all who sent in seed companies for review!

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29 Responses to “Call to Action: Researchers Needed for Non-GMO Seed Project!”

  1. Anon says:

    Freeing Your Lives Once and For All – Vote Correctly !

    Working the fields or that humans need to eat grain is ALSO a myth. Humans can well subsist on a diet of domestic animals and fruits that grow on trees and bushes. There might be no need to work any field at a certain densiy level. Labour could well be a thing of the past under this hunter-gatherer paradigm.

    Note that a cow prduces 2 litres of milk daily. With a small self sustaining herd and a number of fruit trees/plants on ALLODIAL land (without Eminent Domain powers which MP’s should be voted on the basis of their ability to abolish by) there hardly is anything to ‘labour’ about, barring the taxes that your idiot MPs again allow in law to begin with and should not be voted for unless they intend to abolish the same.

    If MP’s abolish assessments and taxes on the subsistence land owners, and the fact that MONEY (food) DOES GROW ON TREES, who needs to work or labour or pay any taxes at all? The entire system is a ‘remake’ of feudalism, and your new parasitic version of the monarch is government itself – especially those who are nepotistic within government and less so but still harmful nepotists within political parties where independent MPs should be in power instead.

    Finally one does noty need to own that much land but to be considerate, should have what produces a good amount for one’s family or extended family at most. This is the end of big govt. but vote very carefully for pro-ALLODIAL anti-EMINENT DOMAIN candidates. And make sure they are term limited.

  2. I live in Europe, so you might not be interested. But, here in Europe some people also like to grow wild plants, not manipulated plants. An exchange will be very profitable for both of us. I’m a private grower who likes to trade/sell her seeds.
    I must say I hate Monsanto’s GMOs
    Please have a look at my website. I sell my seeds, but I’m always open to trade seeds.
    http://www.seedsite.eu
    Kind regards,

    Jonna

  3. Found this, Amy:

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    It can kill Canadian Thistle, Clover, Dandelion, Foxtail, Ivy Leaf, Milkweed, Pigweed, Poison Hemlock, Ragweed, Quack grass, Bluegrass, plus mosses, liverworts and more. It is not selective and harms the plants it touches.

    Super Fast Natria – active ingredient Fatty Acids

    Fast Acting Acid Organic Weed Killer – active ingredient Acetic Acid

    Here is the link: http://www.the-organic-gardene.....ORGWKILLER

    The list is about one-third down the page.

  4. Amy in MO says:

    I’m just a “backyard gardender,” but I am concerned about GMO’s, too. So I second the Baker’s Creek recommendation! (I think you can click on my name for the link to their website, if I did that right.) I have bought seeds from them for a few years now. Excellent!
    BTW, I know the RoundUp brand seeds are from Monsanto, but is the *herbicide by the same name* connected to them in any way? My husband doesn’t want to support Monsanto, but he really likes his chemical weed killer for the driveway… (sigh…) If so, could someone recommend an alternative? The other ones we’ve tried… well, let’s just say they don’t work very well.
    TIA!

  5. Jason says:

    The Ark Institute has been gardening and growing seed for decades, and their founder was one of the first to uncover the patents for the Terminator Gene and other early GMO patents. They have been around for a long time, not like most of the opportunistic seed companies that have popped up in the last decade.

    Very friendly and helpful too, in addition to clean seed (they test seed continuously to ensure 100% non-GMO).

    http://www.arkinstitute.com is their site, with links to their store from there, as well as info on their mission.

    As for everyone saying that this is a dangerous list for fear of the Seed Police, you all need to get a grip. Fear of retribution is allowing the enemy to win before even fighting the good fight. Keeping such resources secret would be the final nail in the coffin for the agro-chemical Goliaths to achieve their victory over nature.

    Keep it up, Barbara!

  6. Hi Katharine,

    That is good. Would you mind calling back and asking them if they still get some of their seed stock from Seminis Seeds, a division of Monsanto?

  7. Robin says:

    Fedco Seeds in Maine. In fact Maine has many seed houses that ar e anti-GMO. Fedco is also a plaintiff in the preemptive suit against Monsanto for genetically polluting, etc.

  8. Katharine says:

    Barbara, just called “Johnnys Seeds” here in Maine and they know all about the “Mars” takeover and assured me that they get their seeds from private and ‘interviewed’ growers.Yeah Johhnys…but ofcourse we are being and will be cummulating radiation from Fuskshima for 100’s and 100’s of years to come…gotta enjoy the moments and honor the perfect ones, be kind and compassionate

  9. Karen says:

    Please look at or contact Bountiful Gardens in Willits, CA where Ecology Action/John Jeavons are doing incredible work, and Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

  10. Fred says:

    Mike I agree with you. I met the “seed police” from Monsanto and fear that if they know who we are they will come after us. However, I sure would like to expand my genetics and would find a list of non-gmo seed producers very handy!
    Also I don’t believe all packaging that says non-gmo because some a just words for promotion and since those companies are not policed, they can say anything!

  11. Julian Rose says:

    Hello colleagues,

    My Polish partner and I run the Internatiional Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) and we are fully engaged in the battle to prevent GM seeds being forced into the Polish food chain. So far we have succeeded in blocking government attempts to sneak an Act through parliament that would authorise the commercial planting of GMO – in line with European Union recommendations of ‘free trade’ and ‘coexistance'(GM and non GM growing bneside each other).

    Two years ago we started a “Save Our Seeds” project. This is a call very similar to yours Barbara. However, we asked people all over Poland to establish ‘living seed banks’ which means: growing and swapping indigenous traditional seed genomes amongst themselves at the local level.
    This is better than trying to store seeds for long periods – and it also gets people involved at the community level.

    We can – and should – also support those authentic seed enterprises that sell organic/biodynamic seeds. In England (my home) there are quite a few ‘heirloom’ seed businesses whose seeds are (at present) uncontaminated. But in Europe we have just a fraction of the problem that you have in the USA and Canada: just 0.02% of farmland has GM crops in Europe. Citizen resistance is high at 70% on average across Europe. But the pressure is always on to force GMO into the European continent.

    ‘Arks’ are now required all around the world. Places which must be defended unto’ death if necessary! One day all the arks will link up with one another and we will have the foundation for the new society – which will come through the coming ‘Fall’and catalyse a great renaissance of ‘right living’ in accordance with the principles of nature, realised human potential and community collaboration.

    All power to us all in this supreme struggle.

    Julian

  12. Charles,

    I disagree with your statement that “If you save seeds you are saving Monsanto’s GMOs.” Not all seeds of all plants are patented by Monsanto, or contaminated with GMOs. That is what they want, but they haven’t gotten there yet. That is one reason why it is so important to know who the clean seed suppliers are and start spreading them around. Thanks for the list – will check it out:)

  13. Charles says:

    Barb; Monsanto and others transgenic companies own key parts of the germplasm of grain, hay and vegetable crops through patenting, licensing, and technology stewardship agreements. Coffee, cocoa, trees and even wild plants are subject to this ownership. If you save seeds you are saving “Monsanto” GMO’s. The “non GMO project” which tests for gene engineered presence allows a tolerance for adventitious or inadvertent presence of GE germplasm. “Organic prohibits GMO’s in the growing process but does not test unless there is evidence of contamination. The GMO label campaign would result in all food labeled GMO, so why label the food and seeds? Its all contaminated. Reverse engineeris a solution to the problem. Here is a seed supplier list you may have seen.
    https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/organic_seed/

  14. lastevens,

    See my response to Dave: No, YOU must be joking, Dave. By all means, keep the clean seed suppliers a secret to the masses so that they can be easily taken over by Monsanto. Yeah, that’ll work. Think about it… If Monsanto already knows, then how is supplying a list to the people that NEED to know somehow doing Monsanto’s work for them? Are you serious?

  15. No, YOU must be joking, Dave. By all means, keep the clean seed suppliers a secret to the masses so that they can be easily taken over by Monsanto. Yeah, that’ll work. Think about it… If Monsanto already knows, then how is supplying a list to the people that NEED to know somehow doing Monsanto’s work for them? Are you serious?

  16. lastevens says:

    Yeah, lets post all the good seed suppliers in one place for the fed to raid and target.

  17. Dave says:

    @Mike says:
    December 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Did you ever think that Monsanto et.al. might have big databases and powerful computers and already know about all the alternative suppliers? Doing their work for them? You must be joking…

  18. MountainHome says:

    I agree, great idea. What a wonderful site to find out what is really happening and can be done about it. I’m all for it!

  19. Claire says:

    Thanks to your article, we did some digging and this is where we are placing our order:
    http://www.seedstrust.com/
    If you know anything bad about them, please speak up!
    Thanks for what you are doing. Ever heard of aquaponics? It is food liberty, DIY style.

  20. Nina says:

    Baker Creek Heirloom seeds in Missouri. They test their corn for GMO and are probably one of the nbest sources for non GMO seed

  21. Hi Erin,

    This is what I have found out about Seed Savers. The organization has undergone what can only be described as a hostile takeover by people who have another agenda, and are giving their heirloom seeds to the Svalbard Seedbank, a joint effort of some very nasty people including Bill Gates. This means that these precious varieties are now controlled by corporate interests: http://www.seedsavers.org/Cont.....atsnew.htm. Here is a must-read from the company’s founder: http://www.beginningfarmers.or.....s-founder/.

  22. Erin Winslow says:

    http://www.seedsavers.org/

    They’ve been at it since 1975! :-)

  23. Mike says:

    I think you’ve raised some great points there and I actually agree with your reasoning.

    Keep up the good work!

  24. Mike,

    The benefit will be to the every day people who work in the fields. The farmers and ranchers who are trying to do the right thing and grow good food without inadvertently supporting that which they detest. By keeping the seed companies that are trying to do a good service to their customers a secret because of fear of retaliation by government thugs, we effectively block access to them by the very people who need to know they exist. The way to defeat this is not by added secrecy, but by blatantly exposing the crooks and thieves while promoting the good guys publicly. The more the better. On the other hand…….. Individuals, not commercial farmers and ranchers, can save seeds and share them with each other also. I have promoted this extensively, and will continue to do so now. So, I see this as a two-pronged approach. One – The public sharing of information that is normally kept quiet so that the people who are most affected have a choice. Two – The encouraging of Guerrilla Warfare Gardening http://farmwars.info/?p=6616

  25. Mike says:

    With the greatest respect for your activism, what will be the benefit of doing this?

    Surely the problem we face with Monsanto & co. is the centralization of power, herein over food. The antidote is to decentralize.

    Given that, why would you create a centralised list? Wouldn’t this potentially make light work for the agencies in clamping down on them?

    Maybe I’m wrong, but my view is that we should be doing everything we can to protect the non-GMO alliance – and doing it in the least “centralised” ways possible.

    Just a thought.

  26. Janet says:

    Hi,

    I ordered some great non-GMO seeds from “Amishland Heirloom Seeds” I would highly recommend her.

    Janet

  27. Abe says:

    Great Idea!! Would it be likely that there could be heirloom GMO?
    I’ve been seeing seed packs at the local farm store that say they’re non gmo more and more of late.
    People are starting to learn about this! I see Pioneer is GM seeds now!

  28. Pierre says:

    Dear Barb we start local seeds research and classification in Bolivia & Argentina along with medicinal plants!