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Consolidation in global seed industry.

Council for Responsible Genetics – The Council for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies. It publishes a bimonthly magazine, GeneWatch, the only publication of its kind in the nation. It also publishes a list of companies that have signed the Safe Seed Pledge.

ETC Group – Seeds and Genetic Diversity Special Report from 2008: “Who Owns Nature?” and from 2009: “Who Will Feed Us?”

GRAIN – a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Click here for article on seed laws in Latin America.

International Seed Saving Institute – information on basic seed saving.

Navdanya – Vandana Shiva’s effort to bring attention to the importance of seed sovereignty.

Occidental Arts and Ecology CenterDownloadable pdf – “A Handful of Seeds: Seed-Saving and Seed Study for Educators”.

Organic Seed Alliance – advocacy for organic seed and decentralized seed systems – Downloadable pdf – “A Seed Saving Guide for Gardeners and Farmers” 2010.

Seed Ambassadors – publishes Seed Saving Zine – 4th Edition – A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty. It also sells seed at Adaptive Seeds.

Seed Libraries – listing of seed libraries in the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceana and Asia.

Seed Matters – created by the Clif Bar Family Foundation to improve the viability and availability of organic seed.

Seed Savers Exchange – a non profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

Seed Saving Chart  prepared by Seed Matters and now hosted on the Seed Savers Exchange website on its Community Seed Resource Page.

Seed School – 6 day class lead by Bill McDorman of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.

William Woys Weaver and the Roughwood Seed Collection – Food Historian Weaver saves 4500 varieties of seeds.

 

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