The NO GMO Seed CO

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Welcome to The NO GMO Seed Company!

I have several passions in life, and this one is always coming back.  The need to grow and sell non-GMO heirloom, organic, seed!  I would like to share that passion with you, and the entire world.

It is because I think that we all deserve to be able to obtain and grow non-GMO, organic, heirloom seeds that I am starting this company. 

We feel that it is now more important than ever to offer seed varieties that are completely organic, non-gmo, and varieties that can be saved and re-grown. 

 

Depending on the amount of funding we will organize growers, and or obtain property in a remote area where cross contamination from pollen is nearly imossible.  It will be considered and GMO FREE GROWING ZONE.   Some of the areas under consideration for this farm are the San Luis Valley of Colorado, Park County Colorado, and certain areas of Wyoming.   We would like to start a seed farm and grow most of the seeds ourselves.

  • All of our seed will be tested non-GMO before going to market.
  • We will be certified organic, ASAP
  • We will sign the Safe Seed Pledge. (non-GMO)
  • We will join The Organic Seed Alliance

We want to provide you with high quality organic non-gmo seed, because you deserve it.

I have been gardening my entire life and come from a long line of farmers from Kansas of all places.  I would talk about a town we used to live by when I was kid called Goodland, and I would run the words together like every does.  My Grandfather would correct me and say it is G-O-O-D   L-A-N-D, not Goodland.  Well in many respects he was right. 

When

This will begin immediately, and already has.  I already have some seed suppliers, and am looking to get someone to create a lable(s) for the organization.

Where

This will take place in some remote area of Colorado.

Why

I have four children, 3 of them are 6 years old or younger.  I imagine many of you reading this do also.  I feel very strongly that our children deserve the best future possiible and that having the abiltiy to grow and save organic, non-gmo, heirloom seed varieties is vital to their future. 

We WELCOME anyone who wants to help with this project. 

According to The Institute for Responsible Technology, "Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres).  (Number in parentheses represents the estimated percent that is genetically modified.) Blue corn cross-pollinates with current GM corn varieties. And now, with the sugar beet growers going GM, there is the possibility of cross-pollination into other beet varieties and near relatives, such as chard. All but soy cross-pollinates."

The Organic Seed Growers and Trade  Association atates that,  "There are numerous reasons for supporting the continued development of  organic seed production as well as supporting programs of plant breeding  for organic production. The underlying basis for organic agriculture is  the concern and interaction of the ecological effects of the inputs  into our food supply. The production of conventional seed requires  heavier application of chemical pesticides than their food crop  counterpart as seed crops are generally in the ground longer, and being a  non-food crop, the allowable levels of application are much higher.  These include methyl bromide, endosulfan (both of which are banned in  the EU and much of the world), metaldehyde and many other highly toxic  chemicals that damage air and water quality, biological diversity, and  human health. Specialty seed production takes place in highly  specialized regions, such as the Skagit and Willamette Valleys of  Washington and Oregon. Is it fair for those of us in organic agriculture  to want our own farms and environments to be as free of toxins as  possible, but expect seed production communities to carry a heavy toxic  load so that we can plant cheap conventional seed?"

"Certified organic growers are not allowed to have GMO's in their seeds. Further, these following members of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Alliance (OSGATA) have signed onto a code of ethics and are engaged in preserving the integrity of seed above and beyond profit-market interest. OSGATA develops, protects and promotes the organic seed trade and its growers, and assures that the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed, free of contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture."

"In addition to not allowing GMOs in their seeds, members of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Alliance (OSGATA) have signed onto a code of ethics and are engaged in preserving the integrity of seed above and beyond profit-market interest. OSGATA develops, protects and promotes the organic seed trade and its growers, and assures that the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed, free of contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture."

 

"Each Small Kindness, Like A Seed, Grows Tall In Memory~" origin unknown