Organic Begins With Seed

Support our Mission

As a farmer-controlled, national non-profit organization, OSGATA is dedicated

to developing, protecting, and promoting organic seed and organic seed growers.

Thereby assuring that the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed,

free of genetic contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture.

Support our Vision

OSGATA envisions a thriving decentralized organic seed industry that supports organic farms

and independent seed companies. The development of a vibrant organic seed trade will result

in seed systems suited to ecological, economic, and localized challenges and needs of

organic farming at every scale.

Our Members

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 Map showing the locations of members

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Genetic engineering


of organic seed constitutes irreparable harm to the organic seed industry and undermines the integrity of organic seed.Any detectable level is unacceptable.

OSGATAʻs Organic Farmer's Handbook to GE Avoidance and Testing, is a one-stop tool to help farmers, seed handlers and seed companies maintain genetic purity in organic seed.

Seed sovereignty equals food freedom.

Rampant consolidation has swept through the seed industry in recent history,

resulting in much of the world’s seed resources being controlled by just 6 corporations.