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Fruition Seeds has signed the Safe Seed Pledge and taken extra steps to ensure we do not “knowingly” grow or sell GMO seed by testing all seed that is at risk of contamination. These higher risk crops include corn, beets and chard.

The Safe Seed Pledge is a program that was founded by the Council for Responsible Genetics.

The Safe Seed Pledge

“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 an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade 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 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.”

To learn more about the Safe Seed Pledge please visit www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org.