The farms principles and practices have always included those found in the Safe Seed Pledge, which was created in 1999 by the Council for Responsible Genetics.  Groundswell Seed Farm is proud to be among the over 100 seed companies that have signed this pledge.  You can read the full Safe Seed Pledge below:


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, sell or trade 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." 


Learn more about the Council for Responsible Genetics here.

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