"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
"We pledge that
we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or
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 cultural threats. We feel that
genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested
prior to public release. More research and testing is 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 healthy people and communities."
Please see our
page for more information.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE SAFE SEED INITIATIVE
If you would like to support the Safe Seed Initiative, you can make
tax-deductible donations to the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG).
The Council for Responsible Genetics was founded in 1983, and is
comprised of scientists, lawyers, public health advocates and citizens
concerned about the social, ethical and environmental impact of new
genetic technologies. For more information please contact their
Council for Responsible Genetics
5 Upland Rd, Suite 3 Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 868-0870 Fax: (617) 491-5344