Author Archives: Kristina Hubbard

Seed consolidation continues. So should resistance.

The seed industry is one of the most consolidated in agriculture, and it’s getting worse. Bayer recently announced that it reached a merger agreement with Monsanto, which will create the world’s largest supplier in seeds and agricultural chemicals. DuPont and … Continue reading

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Over 700,000 People Tell Gov’t to Block Seed Mergers

As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers … Continue reading

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We Have a New Executive Director!

We’re proud to announce Cara Loriz as our new executive director! Cara joins OSA this month with an impressive background in nonprofit development; small business management and public advocacy; and environmental education, consulting, and writing. Micaela Colley, our previous director, will … Continue reading

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Learn How to Grow Seed in Montana

Join Organic Seed Alliance in Montana this September for two hands-on trainings. The first event will teach farmers how to grow high-quality seed using organic farming methods and which specialty seed crops are ideal for their farm and climate. The … Continue reading

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Congress can do better on GMO labeling

Both the Senate and House have passed the “DARK Act” (S. 764), a controversial bill that’s been debated for several years now. The bill is being touted as a “compromise” but falls woefully short on requiring mandatory, on-package labeling. The bill instead gives companies … Continue reading

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