Veseys Safe Seed Pledge and Organic Certification
Veseys GMO Policy
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have been engineered by introducing the genes of unrelated species. There are many concerns about the results and ethics of genetic modification or engineering. Unlike hybridization, genetic modification cannot occur without human intervention. Veseys Seeds Ltd. does not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered or modified seeds or plants. We continue to encourage healthy gardening practices for all of our customers.
Safe Seed Pledge
Veseys Seeds Ltd. has signed the Safe Seed Pledge and abide by it as our commitment to providing only non-GMO seeds: 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 kingdom, could pose 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.
Veseys Organic Certification
Veseys is licensed as 'Shipper/Handler of Certified Organic Seed'. Veseys is certified by the CSI (Centre for Systems Integration) and meets all standards associated with the National Standard of Canada for Organic Agriculture CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015, having under gone the required physical inspection and review, assuring non use of chemical input or prohibitive substances in the shipping and handling of Certified Organic Seeds.
In the event that an organic product is not available, we will substitute with untreated seed of a similar variety, unless you specify that you do not want any substitutions on your order.
If you are an organic grower and require copies of our organic documents for your certification inspection, please download the ‘Organic Certificate’ and ‘Organic Product List’ documents below.