or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Gardening › Monsanto Linked Seed Co.'s to Avoid
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Monsanto Linked Seed Co.'s to Avoid - Page 6

post #101 of 116
Watched the movie Food, Inc. Yes, we can thank Clarence Thomas for this. Thanks a lot, Thomas!
post #102 of 116
I don't know if it's been posted here or not, but the Future of Food movie is on hulu.com so you can watch it online for free. It explains some of the Monsanto stuff for those who don't know.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food
post #103 of 116
Maybe I missed it, but I saw a couple people ask about Henry Fields, but I didn't find a reply...anyone know about them??

Thanks!
post #104 of 116
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dds07 View Post
Maybe I missed it, but I saw a couple people ask about Henry Fields, but I didn't find a reply...anyone know about them??

Thanks!
Looks like they might be buying from Seminis which is owned by Monsanto. Found this in the comment section in the link below.

http://myfolia.com/groups/250-life-w...ics/2867/posts

Quote:
Gurney’s, Spring Hill Nurseries, Henry Fields, The Garden Store and The Michigan Bulb Company are owned by an umbrella company – Scarlet Tanager, LLC. The person who owns that umbrella company also owns a few other catalog companies: Spring Hill Nurseries, Breck’s Bulbs, Audubon Workshop, Flower of the Month Club, and Gardens Alive.
Here is a review I found as well when I was doing a search on the company. Sounds like they have a lot of customer service problems.
http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/185/

HTH, Cathy
post #105 of 116
anyone know about Aimer's organics?
post #106 of 116
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nillarilla View Post
anyone know about Aimer's organics?
Here is the scoop from Dave's garden.

http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/180/

Other than that, they don't have a website and are in Canada.
post #107 of 116

Seminis Does Not Automatically Make All Seeds Monsanto (or GMO)

Actually, in your list of companies that "Do" - you may have some that don't really use Monsanto seeds. They DO sell seeds offered by Seminis, which is Monsanto's owned seed house. But these companies may limit their purchases to non-Monsanto seeds. Seminis bought up a lot of seed suppliers over the last decade or so and when they bought those companies, they also became an owner of those companies' seed patents. So if you want to grow Big Boy Tomatoes, you have to buy them from Seminis even if Big Boy is not a Monsanto seed.

I think it is irresponsible to post such an all inclusive list without noting that companies buying from Seminis may not actually be selling any GMO (Monsanto) seeds. If you are in love with a company and you are not buying a GMO seed from them, then it's probably OK. I am one of the most vocal of the anti-Monsanto group, but I want us to do the right thing in the right way. I got this list off Seminis' web site, but I wonder where you got the 'good' seed list?

Still, I agree with the boycott, it may seem like a small distinction, but we need to have our facts straight.

And don't feed the Monsanto beast any more than we have to!

david
post #108 of 116
Glad to know fedco is phasing out any seeds originated from monsanto since they are my fams favorite seed comp.
They also give discounts for coop orders over a certain amount.
I agree that seeds that are labeled organic and non-gmo are probably just fine, but I for one don't want a penny of my money going to such an irresponsible corporation.

Thanks for this thread! It can be so time consuming to research all these things. I get most of my monsanto info from the organic consumer's association which is pretty rabid in it's hatred of the corp. not that they shouldn't be or anything...

I was pretty surprised by some of the companies listed on the first page.
post #109 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post

I read in the latest Countryside mag an article about studies that have been done on livestock as well as raccoons that raid corn feilds. They either will flat out not eat the GMO corn or will always choose conventional corn over GMO corn if they have a choice. Pretty interesting. It's like they can taste how different and how bad it is.
I have chickens and before I got organic feed, they would not eat the corn (even though corn is normally one of chickens' favorite food). I suspected the same! They are on organic feed now.

Oh, and by the way everyone, they have approved GMO BEETS. That means that ALL non-organic sugar is now suspect. (For a while, I thought candy that was at least corn-syrup free was safe. No more...)
post #110 of 116
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by *plantlady* View Post
I have chickens and before I got organic feed, they would not eat the corn (even though corn is normally one of chickens' favorite food). I suspected the same! They are on organic feed now.

Oh, and by the way everyone, they have approved GMO BEETS. That means that ALL non-organic sugar is now suspect. (For a while, I thought candy that was at least corn-syrup free was safe. No more...)
That's cool your chickens are picky. Yep, I think they approved the beets last year or the year before. It's awful.
post #111 of 116

 can you give a reference to a scientific study that shows that racoons avoid GM crops. I know there were rumors that cows avoided GM corn stubble but that was because the satlks weren't so damaged by insects and so were more intact after harvest.

 

The concern about sugar from gm crops - can you tell me one once of rationale why pure sugar from a GM crop where a single gene is changed versus two organic corn hybrids that vary by 2,000 genes why would the GM sugar be suspect?  Is this just a religious belief you have ? metaphysical thought not based in reality.  All the corn and sugar from corn that;s used in 1,000 of uses in this country would have been affected for the last 13 years. Food companies (this wouldn't admit it) like Bt corn because its cleaner and freer of aflatoxins (the most potent natural carcinogen) than non-GM corn whether conventional or organic 

post #112 of 116

Excellent idea to make the sticky. Terrifying to see how many companies have sold us out. The idea for combining with the list of good companies would be very useful.

post #113 of 116

I work at Monsanto none of this is true if it were I and my co-workers wouldn't work there.

post #114 of 116

Territorial seed company is not associated with Monsanto, and we need to remove Territorial from the no-no list - see this blog post for more information and here is a quote you will find in the replies section from Tom Johns, president and owner: "As of the 2012 Catalog: Territorial Seed Company does NOT buy any Seminis brand seed, nor any seed products from any Monsanto owned company." Whew. I'm about to order the bulk of my seeds from them this year and that claim sent me for a shocker. So let us rejoice, Cascadians, that we may enjoy another year of delight from our local supplier of plenty with good vibes and all. Cheers!

 

post #115 of 116

This was published today.  You are right, Territorial does NOT carry Seminis, but they do carry other major biotech big ag seeds that are just as bad as Monsanto (but not as well known here in the states because they are based out of Switzerland) that should be avoided as much as Monsanto. 


This pretty much has everything you need to know about what's safe, what's not and how even those who signed the safe seed pledge are not what they always seem!

 

http://themindfulhome.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-definitive-guide-to-safe-seeds.html

post #116 of 116

Great article, there's a lot of legwork in there! I especially like that they have a giant regional list of safe/Monsanto-free suppliers at the end. I live in the Pacific NW so it's especially important I get seeds that are suited for here, rather than the south or midwest. Thanks so much for sharing, Gardenmama.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Gardening
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Gardening › Monsanto Linked Seed Co.'s to Avoid