Category Archives: Seed Industry

Open Source Seed Initiative Launches ‘Free Seed’ Pledge

This morning the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) is hosting a rally on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison to kick off the release of 29 plant varieties under a new open-source pledge. The initiative is inspired … Continue reading

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A Letter From Our Director

Inspirational. Professional. Scientific. These are just a few words used by participants to describe our 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference held in Corvallis, Oregon, this past January. (Read more reviews and highlights here.) Thanks again to our generous sponsors as well as … Continue reading

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Seed Stewards, Policy Advocates are ‘Farmers of the Year’

OSA was thrilled to see the seed stewarding Podoll family recognized as farmers of the year at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service‘s (MOSES) 25th organic farming conference. Theresa and David Podoll of Fullerton, North Dakota, are pioneers of organic seed … Continue reading

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New Survey: Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination

We know contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops. With one day left for the public to submit comments to the USDA on “coexistence”, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency … Continue reading

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Who’s Responsible for GMO Contamination?

Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and clean-up. Contamination is also a … Continue reading

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