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The study referred to By Dr Gundry showed plants release these lectins in massive amounts to run off predators. Go ahead and buy from Burpee- just keep the list next to you when you do… 139. christina says. They are not naturalproducts of plants reproducing in a garden. They only own seed varieties, not nurseries. I know several people who have lost the organic certification due to using organic supplies from companies that are tied to Monsanto. I’d definitely not want to be growing seeds that support Monsanto in my garden! Organic+Heirloom Seeds vs. GM+Monsanto Owned. In 2005, Monsanto grabbed 40% of the U.S. seed market and 20% of the global seed market when it bought out Seminis, making them the largest seed company in the world—supplying the genetics for 55% of the lettuce on U.S. supermarket shelves, 75% of the tomatoes, and 85% of the peppers, as well as many varieties of beans, cucumbers, squash, melon, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and peas. As I said earlier, we are the industry leader in ethical business practices. At this time, certified organic seeds are only certified for British Columbia We receive abusive phone messages based on this misinformation. Europe certainly allows plenty of GMOs to be grown throughout the continent, so pollen can drift and contaminate there too, so Europe is no refuge—at least for the crops previously mentioned. Burpee carries seeds created by Seminis, a Monsanto-owned company. This year, when I got my Seeds of Change catalogue, I was dismayed at the lack of heirloom organic seeds offered this year, and, now I know why! Without the protection of patents there would be little incentive for privately-owned companies to pursue and re-invest in innovation. I’m gardening a new homestead this year and looking forward to many great adventures! Marge in Ca. Sadly, I just learned that Seeds of Change has been bought by Mars Inc., which spent $500,000 dollars to fight GMO labeling in California last year. Very IMPORTANT information! it’s true! I understand the need to feed the world but, feeding should be addressed with farming and self sustainability not making people slaves to a seed company. The dirty little secret of the GMO industry is that most of the traits that they brag about trying to create (like drought tolerance, greater nutrition, etc.) were actually created by traditional breeding. Dawn I understand many European countries have not allowed GMO seeds to enter their countries and I wonder if seed sellers in these countries would have a better chance of avoiding GMO contamination? Rumor has it that they want to develop a pesticide that won’t hurt bees. Don’t worry, once I know, I remember Monsanto!!! All of our offerings are Certified Organic by Pro-Cert. We buy mostly from SSE and Baker Creek but would like to have other sources as well. If you haven’t read “Teaming with Microbes” that will help you with the improvement of soil. All their offerings are 100% certified organic. Monsanto is the devil! I am also researching into buying my seeds from countries which don’t allow and GMO varieties to be sold or grown in their country. Here’s two links to get you started: Can Organic Farming Feed the World? Emerald Fire SV7017HJ containing X3R is a hybrid, not a GMO. You may not have to rely on catalogs for organic seeds, as many stores are now carrying organic selections from great seed companies right on the rack. We need to keep GMO contamination in perspective. It is very discomforting to know that Monsanto and other big seed companies own so much of the seed in our country, even if it’s heirloom!! LOVE their Seed Vault!! You want to avoid GMOs, as I do in your garden, AVOID buying Roundup weed killers, GMO seeds AND MiracleGrow products, thereby AVOIDING having ANY connection whatsoever with Monsanto. Dangs….I am trying, but it is definitely a learning process. But you can see how easy it is for a company like the one I work for to get swept aside by one uninformed comment on a board like this. The Seed Saver’s Exchange has information on how to collect and store seeds. As of 2005, Monsanto owns Seminis. And that’s where Small Footprint Family cannot be let off the hook. Even some of the largest seed companies are beginning to offer a wider selection of organic, non-hybrid, and non-chemically-treated seeds. I follow a guy names Mike who has a site called http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com and he talked about gmo-free seed companies. This is nonsense. This is why I’m encouraging people to use seed companies that are not affiliated with Monsanto or Seminis. Thanks for sharing this on Wildcrafting Wednesday! The implications are frightening. Ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge and tested their stock for GMOs. Kristy bears no accountability for this. http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/melt-my-heart-eco-kids-tuesday.html. FYI, You actually clicked the link for how to AVOID buying GMO seeds, which takes you to the Seminis site so you know which varieties to stay away from. “Monsanto has effectively gotten away with stealing the world’s seed heritage and abusing farmers for the flawed nature of their patented seed technology,” said Murphy. http:www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/. I’m going to include your article post as a reference link. You may not have to rely on catalogs for organic seeds, as many stores are now carrying organic selections from great seed companies right on the rack. Thank you.]. Like many other seed houses, we worked diligently to distance ourselves from Monsanto.”. Thank you so much for doing the research you did to provide people with all these great resources to help us make more informed, conscious decisions about the seeds and starts we buy to grow in our own gardens. Just ’cause it says its organic doesn’t mean its free of Monsanto! Source: Food And Water Watch, 2013 282 million: Number of acres Monsanto products are grown worldwide (up from 3 million in 1996). I clicked on one of your links- where to buy non GMO seeds 1. and it took me directly to Seminis website. And they probably also sell their product to wholesalers who resell it to other companies not affiliated with them (if there are any left). She says the reason fish have such high omega 3s is they get it from plant life in the sea. Sure, I do like to grow open-pollinated varieties because I do like to save seed, but I also grow a handful of hybrids because they perform well where other varieties don’t. Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. In fact, many Monsanto products can show up under Bayer brands more and more. Many people who are new to gardening or want to make their yards look nice simply don’t know any better – it’s not their fault, really. Our acreage is actually all trees, meaning I can’t see their fields, and they can’t see me. Seminis’ regular, non-GMO seeds are carried by many popular garden catalogs (including Burpee), and most large chains of … My community garden tragically accepted a grant from Scott’s Miracle Gro because someone else (in NYC) applied for it on behalf of Mayor de Blasio (for the mayor’s award). I do not speak for any other seed companies officially, but I have to register this complaint for all of us. I will plant in containers which worked great last year. Great site! Seminis is owned by Monsanto. We do purchase a small number of seeds from the garden seed department of Seminis, a Monsanto subsidiary, and so do our biggest competitors. Should I just ask them ? Site and Administrator is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas.”, If nothing else, our discussion has been a ringing endorsement for your seed company. Everything we eat has been genetically modified over thousands of years. Just a quick note that I’m featuring your post this week at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! Because something is printed on the internet, it is not necessarily even remotely true. The Canadian government approved this merger in 2018. So, planting a GMO-free garden is not so simple as buying certified organic or heirloom seed anymore, now that Bayer/Monsanto owns so many seed distributors. But still looking for a sea plant based alternative. Bought seeds at Walmart (non-GMO) bought plants from a greenhouse I’m not sure about. I think that the bulk of this thread, and most of what you say, Dawn, is carefully researched. Hmmmm….whatever could they be hiding? We get product from other vendors as well, including organic. The world will be better place without them. Lectins are used by plants naturally as a defense to not be eaten. Seminis has been buying up patents on most nursery seed varieties like Early Girl and Better Boy tomatoes for decades. We have to remain vigilant. So long as there is a demand for them (which there seems to be) the marketplace will provide them. From a purely scientific standpoint, unless you are growing corn, canola, sugarbeet, soy, yellow summer squash, alfalfa, or cotton in your garden, there is absolutely no reason to worry. Captain Planet - June 14, 2019. There are no GMO pinto bean seeds currently, but Monsanto owns many seed companies that might carry pinto beans. I’ve been purchasing from My Patriot Supply at http://www.mypatriotsupply.com for a few years now. Thanks for you help, information, and listing for places to buy seeds from real honest (and not Monsanto) companies!! I say find good worm castings and then mix that with your own soil, even as it is, and use that for your new plants. The seeds are of course Non-hybrid and Non-GMO and are not chemically treated. So I feel like it could be useful for those commenting and looking for a way to find non-GMO seed. Purchase, plant, and save seeds from heirloom varieties. We need to support Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, and Clear Creek Heirloom Seeds and others listed below that specialize in heirlooms and that are NOT owned by Monsanto or Seminis. All of those food documentaries have really opened my eyes and made me more aware. Bee Amazing, Warrick http://www.beeware.co.za http://www.practicalbeekeeping.com. They even have recipes on the site for those unfamiliar with how to incorporate the item into a menu. It’s toll free: 1-888-804-8820. Monsanto was just purchased by Bayer (aspirin comany) in Germany so we will not see that name any longer. You are confusing Hybreds with GMOs. Thank you. GMO seeds are not available for gardeners in garden stores, they are only available for farming companies with a signed contract. All dog and livestock breeds are hybrids, as are grapefruits, cherries, watermelons, pluots, most ornamental flowers, and even humans are technically hybrids. I know for a fact that Territorial Seed Company is not owned by Monsanto. There is ample evidence to back this up and I’ve posted on this extensively. Here are some of the brands that belong to Monsanto alone: monsanto.com/products/brands/. We fully support all consumers to “vote with their dollars” and to make informed decisions about how and where they spend their limited income. What do you think?! Will those seeds be genetically modified as well?? In this case, whatever Kristy heard was false, and her casual misrepresentation of the company I work for border on libel. The BC Eco Seed Co-op is a producers cooperative of 20 farmers providing BC grown, certified organic and ecological seeds grown on our farms across British Columbia. You either do it or you don’t. During that year I add compost to the soil. Then you are kind of screwed. I appreciate your article. Another question related to this one. When you click on an item it will tell you the transliterated name(s) in various countries/areas (in case you know it by some other common name, plus they give you the taxonomic name); then, click on the photo of the item and you will be taken to a page providing USEFUL details on the plant, how to use/prepare/eat it, as well as how to cultivate it (FAR more useful data than what I’m seeing on most seed sites). Just make sure that you are saving seeds from plants that were planted with heirloom varieties obtained either from family or friends that can vouch for their authenticity, or from seeds bought from a responsible seed company. Seminis’ regular, non-GMO seeds are carried by many popular garden catalogs (including Burpee), and most large chains of nurseries and hardware stores. You can submit a post from Friday to end of Tuesday: http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-friday-30/. This is really tricky because Monsanto owns the trademark for the names of these seeds, but they don’t actually own the variety itself. Monsanto makes me SO ANGRY. Please see The Difference Between Open Pollinated, Hybrid and GMO Seeds to learn more about the difference. If you buy seeds that aren’t organic, open pollinated or heirlooms, you are most likely buying from a Monsanto-owned company called Seminis. As a researcher I have no problems with GMOs. So now we will have lots of stuff and be one big advertisement for Miracle Gro and Bonnie Plants. This is nothing short of poisoning unto a frog in pot of water coming to a boil slowly while He boils. Obviously feel free to grab a button from my side bar. You can start with any seeds and culture it back to being natural even if at first it is a hybrid. Thank you, Marge in California. It is a must see. Yes. The seed varieties you have obtained as “heirlooms” from heirloom or organic seed companies are “NOT” GMO seeds, even though they are officially “owned” by Monsanto. Here is a list of companies to avoid. The pigment in krill is actually a natural preservative. Isn’t duplicity as much of a problem? Geez…. Great post! i thought i was buying seed from a “safe” supplier – West Coast Seeds – but then found out a ton of their seed was owned by Monsanto. (Here’s a list.). There are typically huge stretches of land, if not many miles between the fields of companies that grow heirloom seed crops and the fields of farmers that grow GMO crops, simply because they are trying to protect the integrity of their products. We live on an acreage surrounded by farmers fields. Just got my seed order from Seed Saver’s Exchange…love that company! I personally believe that the GMO issue is a much bigger threat to the environment than even global warming. Boooo. My current favorite seed house is Franchi, which is the oldest, continuously family-owned seed company in Italy (since 1783 and it’s still in the same family 235 years later), which I get through Seeds From Italy (growitalian.com). It started buying out seed companies as early as 1982. In short, you … I can also get manures pretty easily too, but I haven’t done that yet for my new garden. I don’t use OMRI products or anything unnatural. I have a question. These seeding companies are trying and it just doesn’t cut it for my family needs. Alan, you haven’t done your homework! Like many other seed houses, we worked diligently to distance ourselves from Monsanto. These lectins are making me sick. I love this stuff. Give them a call and ask if they get their seeds stock from Seminis. Thanks for linking up to our Healthy Tuesday’s Blog Hop! Personally, I’ve bought seeds from Baker Creek Seed Company, who have a very large assortment of heirloom seeds, but feel free to shop and compare any and all of these companies. Thanks for helping the fight against GMO (and of course Monsanto). Here’s a list of these seed companies by location (enter you zipcode for a list of dealers to avoid).. Buy from companies Monsanto HASN’T bought and are not affiliated or do business with Seminis: The graphic above indicates numerous companies that are worthy of your patronage as compiled by the International Seed Saving Institute. I understand why people fear it though. I love Baker Creek Heirloom seeds. And, also IMO, websites like yours (i.e., COMPETENTLY written, as opposed to the oh-so-many mindless wannabes out there) DO make a difference, so no matter how hard your job is, your efforts DO promote equality, and DO ameliorate ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease – those who know their physics cannot argue about that because they well know that the wavefront property is what powers our universe, if not the multiverse. this is not true. Avoid buying from the seed companies affiliated with Monsanto. I did not see them on your list, is Ferry Morse owned by any of those companies? Friendly service. Share. However, well known and reputable heirloom seed companies like the Seed Savers Exchange and Baker Creek (among others) here in the U.S. specialize in heirloom crops and take great pains to ensure their many, many heirloom seed varieties are very high quality. Great article. So my money for seeds goes right back to Monsanto. In 2005, Monsanto grabbed 40% of the U.S. seed market and 20% of the global seed market when it bought out Seminis, making them the largest seed company in the world. I think they are producing a GMO bee! (Here’s a list of 10 of the best.) Many companies are not owned by Seminis, but distribute seeds from them. It takes one misinformed individual posting on a board like this to cause actual financial damage to the very companies you folks are aligned with. They are a business and are jumping on the bandwagon of what is selling and organic is hot right now and offer “organic” products. They are extremely generous with their seed (just incredibly generous) and charge about the same price per packet as American seed producers do. I feel better too. , I saw this at OccupyMonsanto’s website, in the comments section of the post about Monsanto and Seminis heirloom seed varieties to watch out for. xo, kristy. 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