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.
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.