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The Safe Seed Pledge
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect
this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit
of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative,
we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell
genetically engineered seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods
and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic,
political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been
insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to
further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support
agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural
ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.
More about Safe Seeds
To read more about Safe Seeds, you may wish to go to the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG).
CRG is a non-profit/non-governmental organization devoted to fostering public debate about the
social, ethical, and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies.
They can reached by clicking
The Safe Seed Pledge here comes from that source.
Skyfire Garden Seeds
1313 23rd Road
Kanopolis, KS 67454-9225
Copyright © 2003, Skyfire Garden Seeds
Revised -- Sept. 5, 2004