September 2014 Blog Posts (4)

PA Seed Libraries -- Help From Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is taking up the seed library issue for Pennsylvania.

If you live in PA and



1) Work in a seed library



2) Wanted to donate to a seed library

3) Wanted to start a seed library

...

and are unhappy with the status quo and are willing to talk to PASA and the PA Department of Agriculture (PDA), please let me know…

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Added by Dorene Pasekoff on September 29, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

A GMO Free Los Angeles Is An Imperative



Proving once again that money trumps truth in the pages of LA Times, there is an editorial against the proposed new ordinance to prevent growing of GMO plants in the City of Los Angeles,  Afraid of losing their advertising revenue from purveyors of genetically engineered foods offered to the public without any labeling (which they also opposed, even though the majority of Angeleno's demonstratively support labeling and strive to avoid GMO foods), the LA Times comes down opposing…

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Added by David King on September 27, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

In June, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture alerted the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg that their seed library was in violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004. According to officials, the library would have to follow the prohibitively expensive procedures of large-scale commercial seed companies or only offer commercial seed. The first option is impractical and the second option would gut the exchange of its primary purpose to serve home…

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Added by Neal Gorenflo on September 11, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Tip 1: Label! Label! Label!

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