Category Archives: Agricultural Policy

An Autumn Letter from Our Director

This year, OSA celebrates a landmark anniversary. It’s hard to believe that after ten years we have already established ourselves as the primary organization in the U.S. working to expand a national organic seed system through regional models of collaborative … Continue reading

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Student Organic Seed Symposium: An Address on Advocacy

My name is Kristina Hubbard, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with Organic Seed Alliance, we are a national non-profit organization that advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish our … Continue reading

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Seed Industry Consolidation is Still ‘Out of Hand’

Dr. Philip Howard of Michigan State University has just updated his very telling graphics representing consolidation in the global seed industry. “Not surprisingly, acquisitions have continued,” says Dr. Howard. “Despite the economic downturn since the last version of these graphics … Continue reading

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More Than 150 Businesses, Groups Call for Improved Oversight of GE Field Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2013 CONTACTS Kristina Hubbard, (406) 493-6965, kristina@seedalliance.org Victoria Bouloubasis, (919) 621-3593, victoria@rafiusa.org More Than 150 Businesses, Groups Call for Improved Oversight of GE Field Trials Secretary Vilsack meets with delegation of farmers, businesses, and organizations … Continue reading

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A Summer Letter from Our Director

Seed has been in the national headlines a lot these days. From a chance discovery of unauthorized genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Oregon to a Supreme Court decision involving patents on seed, our staff has been busy responding to news … Continue reading

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