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Name: D Day
Malibu, CA
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dday
Aug 20, 2016 5:28 AM CST
Could you let me know if all seeds are non GMO
for the seed swapping? (veggies, etc) many thanks
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 23, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Are you joining a seed swap here at NGA
or are you asking a general question of those here in the trading forum?

In either case I think you would have to ask the individual trader.
A lot of people here save their own seed but some swap for extra commercial packages.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 29, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Most if not all GMO seeds are contract grown and the farmers that plant them have to sign contracts with the creators stating they will not sell or share seeds with anyone or face huge fines. It's doubtful anybody is sharing these seeds unless you are a related to the person with them or a best friend with them that they trust can keep a secret. In most cases farmers can't even save seed for themselves and have to get new seeds every year. It's a trap that many farmers fall into and then can't get themselves out. If you have doubts just stay away from corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beet, wheat, rice, or Canola seeds from the trade in question.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 29, 2016 6:19 PM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:Most if not all GMO seeds are contract grown and the farmers that plant them have to sign contracts with the creators stating they will not sell or share seeds with anyone or face huge fines. It's doubtful anybody is sharing these seeds unless you are a related to the person with them or a best friend with them that they trust can keep a secret. In most cases farmers can't even save seed for themselves and have to get new seeds every year. It's a trap that many farmers fall into and then can't get themselves out. If you have doubts just stay away from corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beet, wheat, rice, or Canola seeds from the trade in question.


Interesting, I didn't know all that about the farmers.

I do believe that all veggie seeds sold by the seed packet companies are non GMO.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 29, 2016 6:55 PM CST
The GMO companies are crooks Rita you have to watch this video and if you have time check out the other ones as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su0om5L4Bhg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrzsNysRghI
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 30, 2016 5:00 PM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:The GMO companies are crooks Rita you have to watch this video and if you have time check out the other ones as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su0om5L4Bhg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrzsNysRghI


Crying Very sad and very scary. I am glad I am not a farmer.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 30, 2016 8:20 PM CST
you are a farmer Rita just a nonprofit one Big Grin just look at all those boxes you passed out this year Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Aug 31, 2016 8:56 AM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:you are a farmer Rita just a nonprofit one Big Grin just look at all those boxes you passed out this year Thumbs up


I do jokingly call this my mini farm. Hilarious! Hilarious!

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