One of our primary goals at Amkha Seed is to protect and preserve genetic diversity in plants. The safe seed pledge was introduced by the Council for Responsible Genetics to help consumers make informed decisions regarding GMOs. By signing the pledge, we've agreed to never knowingly sell any genetically modified material, and take the necessary precautions to prevent inadvertent GMO contamination.
Safe Seed Pledge
"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."