Sowing a Culture of Interdependence
Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) will be lobbying for an amendment to the Recommended Uniform State Seed Law (RUSSL)
which will be updated at the Association of American Seed Control
Officials’ (AASCO) annual meeting this July. We need your letters of support to amend seed law to protect seed libraries!
AASCO is an organization of seed regulatory officials from the United States and Canada. The members meet annually to discuss mutual concerns of seed law
enforcement, to be updated on new developments in the seed
industry, and to update RUSSL, which the organization developed and
maintains as a “model” law for states and federal programs. This law
affects every seed library - and so we are asking every seed library to
support SELC’s proposed amendment, which will exempt non-
commercial seed sharing from the labeling and testing requirements
under the model law.
If you represent a seed library, please complete this form to add
your name to the letter of support that will be presented at the
upcoming AASCO conference. To read the full letter, click here.
If you do not represent a seed library but you still want to send in a
letter of support, please download the attached letter of support
template, fill it out, and send it to SELC intern Carolyn at
email@example.com. Seed librarians, please share this letter of request with your allies in the food justice, climate action, food security and other relevant movements. We'll be presenting these letters at AASCO's July meeting. We'd love to get the letters by June 19th.
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