Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

You Can Support Our Seed Stewards

The local, organic food movement has done a tremendous job of making us think about the people and places producing our food. We understand that from field to plate our purchasing decisions matter, and can lead to healthier meals for our families, a healthier planet, and healthier communities. Farmers growing our food also have an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Seed Harvest Techniques and Equipment Workshop

Join OSA and Greenbank Farm at next week’s Seed Harvesting Techniques and Equipment Workshop on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank, WA. OSA’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie will lead demonstrations of both small equipment and hand scale threshing … Continue reading

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Inspiration in “Community Breeding”

From purple carrots to black tomatoes, plant breeders and seed companies showcased their upcoming new varieties to farmers and chefs at yesterday’s first Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. CBN’s Lane Selman envisioned an event that would … 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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Student Organic Seed Symposium Inspires

OSA’s Micaela Colley and Jared Zystro left the Student Organic Seed Symposium in awe of the next generation of organic researchers and inspired by the path forward carved by national and international leaders in organic plant breeding systems. The student-run … Continue reading

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