Safe Seed Pledge
Nichols Garden Nursery is one of the ten original signers of the Safe Seed Pledge. We have never sold seeds or plants that are genetically engineered, nor will we in the future. Because of keen public interest in this topic, we are including a copy of the following initiative for which we are one of ten core sponsors of the The Safe Seed Initiative.
THE 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 or sell 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 people and communities.
We invite any organizations, governments, businesses and individuals to join us in our support of the Safe Seed Initiative.