In the Seeds of Change catalog that I have it says there seeds are 100%
open-pollinated, 100% GMO-free, and 100% USDA Certified Organically
Grown in accordance with National Organic Standards and meet or exceed
Federal germination requirements. They also show the latin name by each
of the seeds they sell. It's in the catalog, on their website and on
the seed packets I got from them.
Does anyone know of any other company that also sells seeds like this?
I don't buy seeds from a company unless it is 100% of each of the
I have seen several organic and open-polinated seed companies, but none
so far have had the latin name for the seeds listed. This part is
important to me because I want to make sure I know exactly what is
being planted and so that I don't put related crops too close together.
Another reason is that I try to use crop rotation in my garden, which
is hard to do correctly if you don't know the exact species you are
On 11 Mar 2006 11:52:54 -0800, "FableEvilAssassinThief"
I like Seeds of Change. I usually order at least a few packets of
seeds every year.
I have read, and been told, that the process to get seed certified
organic is often too expensive for small producers. I believe Southern
Exposure Seed Exchange talks about that on their web page.
I would also suggest that the whole non-GMO is more of an advertising
thing. I can't think of any seed company that specializes in heirlooms
and open-pollinated vegetables that knowingly use GMO crops. And since
the problem with GMO contamination is that it has to be pretty high
for a random sample to show the contamination, I don't know how good
that "guarantee" is.
Are there any seed companies that sell primarily to the home gardener
that advertise GMO's as a feature?
Most of the companies I deal with include the Latin name if it's not
obvious, like if a pepper is _C baccatuum_ or _C chinense_ instead of
the more common _C annuum_.
Have you considered emailing the companies and asking for the
information you want?
You have proven yourself to be the most malicious,
classless person that I've encountered in years.
Cooks Garden sells organic seeds for some thing. They are clearly
labeled in the catalog so you can be sure of ordering the ones you want.
The organic seeds are in a separate section of their website;
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