Author Archives: Kristina Hubbard

A Few Dollars Each Month Can Sow a Lot of Good

Organic Seed Alliance was recently featured in Growing a Greener World, an award-winning show on public television that showcases organic food and farming. We hope you’ll watch the full episode, “The Seed Farmer,” to learn more about our innovative approach to protecting … Continue reading

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Who Controls Our Seed? One CA County Will Decide

For more than a decade, local governments across the U.S. have passed resolutions that aim to control the planting of genetically engineered crops. These successes include dozens of towns in New England and several counties in California where GE crops … Continue reading

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How Many GE Wheat Contamination Events Will It Take?

Another variety of unapproved, genetically engineered (GE) wheat has been discovered, this time in Montana, underscoring once again the remarkably weak regulations governing experimental plantings of GE crops. The USDA announced the discovery on Friday, the news buried in a press release … Continue reading

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State of Organic Seed — New Survey Just Announced

We are excited to announce the distribution of our 2014 organic producer seed survey. This national survey is conducted every five years to monitor organic seed availability and use, challenges in sourcing organic seed, and organic plant breeding needs, among … Continue reading

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Who’ll Own Our Seed?

Author Lisa Hamilton has written a must-read article (“Linux for Lettuce“) on how utility patents — patents for inventions — impact the future of our seed and food. In this piece, she describes the recently launched Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), which is … Continue reading

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