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We are no longer supplying seed outside of Great Britain due to Brexit changes. We are very grateful to all of our customers from EU countries. We will miss you. Hopefully it won't be too long before we are able to resume sales again.
GMOs in food and farming have fallen off the public agenda. Potential deregulation of gene editing means we must get them back on.
CSA Network UK webinar: Wed, 23 June 2021 19:00 to 20:30 BST
For many years now the issue of GMOs in food and farming has fallen off the public agenda in the UK.
But with the recent government consultation on deregulating a new kind of genetic engineering called ‘gene editing’, there is an opportunity to look afresh at an experimental technology which ...
Can you believe it is June already? The very cold and slow start to the growing season means we are playing catch-up. The veg garden should be filling up - by the end of the month there should be little or no bare ground to be seen!
In May we had a visit from Laura Stratford who works with the Lincolnshire Food Partnership. We are very grateful to Laura and the Lincolnshire Food Partnership for permission to re-use the resultant blog in full.
Why does seed sovereignty matter?
Seed sovereignty is about growers being able to produce and have control of their seeds - by saving seed from the crops they grow, selecting the strongest and most suitable seeds for breeding, and exchanging seeds freely with others. Sounds simple, ...
The Organic World Congress will be an occasion for us to celebrate the diversity of culture, food, seed and methodologies. Join us at the pre-conference “Seed Ambassadors – Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems“, taking place on 6-7 September 2021 in Rennes, France. The pre-conference will be organised as a hybrid event with online & in-person sessions.
The Landworkers’ Alliance and The Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Programme have joined forces to put together a survey on the State of Seed to better understand what commercial growers' and farmers' experiences are of accessing seed, in particular since the Covid pandemic and Brexit. If you are an organic or agroecological farmer or grower please do fill it out.
The pandemic has been a time of huge upheaval, but from that upheaval, new opportunities have arisen for growers writes Jason Horner of Leen Organics in Ireland in the Spring issue of the Organic Grower (journal of the Organic Growers Alliance).
A reminder that this important consultation on the future of gene editing in England will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 17th March. We encourage all supporters of the Seed Co-operative to make your voices heard.
We believe that going down the GM road is the wrong direction of travel. We believe in the Principle of Care and the wholeness and integrity of living systems.
Please look at the GM Freeze page for detailed information and how to respond, including quick responses, if you only have limi...