Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

One Year After GE Wheat Contamination & Still No Answers

One Year After GE Wheat Contamination, Wheat Farmers and Advocates Demand Immediate Action from USDA May 29, 2014—On the one-year anniversary of the Department of Agriculture’s announcement of finding an unapproved, genetically engineered (GE) wheat in an Oregon field, farmers and … Continue reading

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Understanding the NOP Seed Rule & Sourcing Organic Seed

Please join us for an important organic seed webinar on June 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. CDT, 9:00 a.m. MDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT. The webinar, titled, “Understanding the National Organic Program Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed,” … Continue reading

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Upcoming Course in WA: Breeding Self-Pollinating Crops

We hope you’ll join us for a course on breeding self-pollinating crops on June 16, 2014, in Greenbank, WA. Register today. “Breeding Self-Pollinating Crops” is a day-long advanced course with experienced plant breeder Dr. John Navazio of Organic Seed Alliance … Continue reading

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Join OSA in Seattle Tonight!

Join OSA’s Micaela Colley tonight (May 13) in Seattle for a Sustainable Path Foundation seminar at Town Hall. Speakers will focus on exciting developments in the Pacific Northwest region’s agricultural landscape and the impacts on eaters. Seminar participants will: • Hear about … Continue reading

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Washington Post Misses the Mark on Molecular Breeding Story

A recent Washington Post article by Adrian Higgins, titled, “Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding” (April 16, 2014) overstates the potential of marker-assisted selection (a molecular plant breeding method) and makes the dubious … Continue reading

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