Organic food should begin with organic seed. Right now most organic farmers rely on seed that isn't organic. But that's changing, for the good.
Organic farmers produce food differently, and that means they need different seed for the crops they grow: seed developed to thrive without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and adapted to their local climate and soil conditions.
State of Organic Seed is a project of Organic Seed Alliance that monitors the status of organic seed in the US and provides a roadmap for increasing the diversity, quality, and integrity of organic seed available. Learn more about the project.
“Seed is too important to be controlled by a few chemical and biotechnology companies. Growing more organic seed can transform our food and agricultural systems and lead to a healthier people and planet.”
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Why Organic Seed?
Organic seed is part of the solution to some daunting problems in agriculture: changing climates, market consolidation, and pesticides in our environment. Organic seed can support agricultural resiliency, choice for farmers, and a healthier planet.
Our findings show that organic farmers are planting more organic seed. They're also happier with the quality of the organic seed they're using. And organic seed research is experiencing exciting growth. But most organic farmers still rely on conventional seed.
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We can grow a healthier future beginning with organic seed – but not without you. Your generous support will help us advance the organic seed recommendations in this report through research, education, and advocacy. Every dollar helps!