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SAFE SEEDS FROM A WORKER & PATRON OWNED STORE

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ENVISION THIS...locally viable, open cultivated non-genetically modified seeds available from a small catalog company with a social conscience that is cooperatively owned for the benefit of its workers and customers.

Our guest will be CR Lawn, Executive Director of FEDCO seeds.  FEDCO is almost alone among seed purveyors by including political and economic topics in their seed catalog and online store at http://www.fedcoseeds.com.  CR believes that sharing his beliefs, ideas, and experience is crucial to his contribution to a sustainable, resilient, and equitable future. One of his major values is reflected in...

 

FEDCO'S SAFE SEED PLEDGE
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis on 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 cultural 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.

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