Safe Seed Pledge


                                      Diaspora Seeds is a proud signatory of the Safe Seed Pledge drafted in 1999 by the Council for Responsible Genetics. 


                                                                 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.



To learn more about the Council for Responsible Genetics please see their website at