The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden

Monsanto is conquering the seed market faster than expected. For instance, Monsanto supplies the genetics for 55% of the lettuce on U.S. supermarket shelves, 75% of the tomatoes, and 85% of the peppers. This multinational giant also has a huge influence on the seed market for beans, cucumbers, squash, melons, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and peas. Ever since their acquisition of Seminis in 2005 (which was the largest developer and grower of seeds at that time), Monsanto has bought almost every large seed company. This corporate beast also owns the trademark for many of the names of popular non-GMO seeds. It seems almost impossible to find certified organic or heirloom seed anymore because Monsanto has taken the whole seed market under control.

Monsanto’s Secrets!

The reason why Monsanto has bought so many seed companies is because they want to use the germplasm (DNA) of their non-GMO varieties for future GMO products. When Monsanto buys a seed company, they practically steal the work of thousands of gardeners and farmers who have produced quality seeds for generations. They just put a “Round-Up Ready” or another gene into the organic seed and call it their “own”, and sell it with patent restrictions. Another Monsanto’s little secret is that most of the traits that they brag about trying to create (such as drought tolerance, greater nutrition, etc.) are actually the product of traditional breeding.

How to Find Non-GMO Seeds

1. Never buy anything from companies that are associated with Monsanto or Seminis.

2. Avoid buying seed or seedlings varieties that are trademarked by Seminis or Monsanto, especially those found at big box garden centers.



·         Audubon Workshop
·         Breck’s Bulbs
·         Cook’s Garden-
·         Dege Garden Center
·         Earl May Seed
·         E & R Seed Co
·         Ferry Morse
·         Flower of the Month Club
·         Gardens Alive
·         Germania Seed Co
·         Garden Trends
·         HPS
·         Jung Seed Genetics
·         Lindenberg Seeds
·         McClure and Zimmerman Quality Bulb Brokers
·         Mountain Valley Seed
·         Nichol’s
·         Osborne
·         Park Bulbs
·         Park’s Countryside Garden
·         R.H. Shumway
·         Roots and Rhizomes
·         Rupp
·         Seeds for the World
·         Seymour’s Selected Seeds
·         Snow
·         Spring Hill Nurseries
·         Stokes
·         T&T Seeds
·         Tomato Growers Supply
·         Totally Tomato
·         Vermont Bean Seed Co.
·         Wayside Gardens
·         Willhite Seed Co.
·         American Seeds
·         Asgrow
·         Campbell
·         DeKalb
·         De Ruiter
·         Diener Seeds
·         Fielder’s Choice
·         Fontanelle
·         Gold Country Seed
·         Hawkeye
·         Heartland
·         Heritage Seeds
·         Holdens
·         Hubner Seed
·         Icorn
·         Kruger Seeds
·         Lewis Hybrids
·         Peotec
·         Poloni
·         Rea Hybrids
·         Seminis
·         Specialty
·         Stewart
·         Stone Seed
·         Trelay
·         Western Seeds

3. Buy non-GMO seeds from companies that are not owned by Seminis or Monsanto.


·         Amishland Seeds
·         Annapolis Valley
·         Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
·         Burpee Seeds
·         Heritage Seed Company (Nova Scotia, Canada)
·         Diane’s Flower Seeds
·         Ed Hume Seeds
·         Fedco
·         Garden City Seeds
·         Heirlooms Evermore Seeds
·         Heirloom Seeds
·         Heirloom Organics
·         Horizon Herbs
·         Irish-Eyes
·         J.W.Jungs
·         Johnny’s Seeds
·         Landreth Seeds
·         Lake Valley Seeds
·         Livingston Seeds
·         Local Harvest
·         Mountain Rose Herbs
·         Organica Seed
·         Park Seeds
·         Pinetree
·         Sand Hill Preservation Center
·         Seeds of Change (Owned by Mars Inc.) But GMO-Free.
·         Southern Exposure
·         Sustainable Seed Co
·         Territorial Seeds
·         Tiny Seeds
·         Uprising Seeds
·         Virtual Farm Seed Co
·         Wildseed Farms

4. Ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge and tested their stock for GMOs.




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