Have you heard of the Safe Seed Pledge? David's Garden Seeds® wants our loyal customers to know that we have taken this important Pledge. This pledge was created in 1999 by ten different seed companies to take a stand against genetically engineered seeds.
God created the food chain, including plants with seeds. His way is best so we are going with the seeds he created, not genetically modified seeds.
We do not want to sell any seeds that are genetically modified so we decided, along with many other seed companies, to take the pledge below to protect our seeds.
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 healthy people and communities."
Take the Safe Seed Pledge
We at David's Garden Seeds® took the Safe Seed Pledge on January 24, 2009. We provide seeds that are safe for growing food. We plant them, grow food and feed our family from our backyard garden. We would never sell anything that we would not grow and eat ourselves.
Another name for the Genetically Modified Seeds is to call them GMOs. Many companies are using this as a sales pitch on many products now in order to sell them. I have see some of the products that say Non-GMO on them. The problem I have is it is a food that is not used in GMO production to begin with.
To begin with there are only two vegetables that have GMO varieties: Some corn and squash types. The way the grocery stores make it sound is all products could contain GMOs. This is just not true.
And something else I have seen--there are companies claiming that certain products are organic but they have a ton of preservatives in them. The preservatives are not organic, in most cases. Anyway, don't take the grocery store's word. Do your own homework.
Something else to watch our for: Some seed companies claim that this seed or that one is heirloom, and yet when you get to digging around you find out it was just developed in the last few years. They even claim that some hybrids are heirlooms. This just isn't so.