Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA)

The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) develops, protects and promotes the organic seed trade and its growers, and assures that the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed, free of contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture.

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Monday, April 27, 2015
OSGATA President to Address Issues of Organic Integrity at Spring NOSB Meeting
This week Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA)− the farmer-led membership trade organization which develops, protects, and promotes the organic seed trade and its farmers− is sending a representative to attend the four-day meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to be...
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Monday, April 27, 2015
OSGATA President to Address Issues of Organic Integrity at Spring NOSB Meeting
This week Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA)− the farmer-led membership trade organization which develops, protects, and promotes the organic seed trade and its farmers− is sending a representative to attend the four-day meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to be...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
USDA Mishandling of NOSB Challenged
The NOSB, intended to safeguard the integrity of the organic food label, was created by Congress with independent authorities that operate outside the discretion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Petitioners maintain that in renewing the charter under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), USDA mistakenly re-categorized the NOSB as a time-limited Advisory Board subject to USDA's discretion and a narrowing of responsibilities.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Organic Seed Protected from GE Contamination by OSGATA's New Book
Just weeks after the U.S.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Farmers Join Hundreds to Protest Outside Monsanto Hearing and Demand End to Monsanto's Campaign of Intimidation in Rural America Over GMOs
Nearly 300 family farmers, activists, and members of Food Democracy Now! gathered in front of the White House today, directly after a hearing on the landmark Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al. v.
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Friday, January 04, 2013
Family Farmers to Travel to Washington, D.C. to Take on Monsanto
Dozens of family farmers, Plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto ,will travel from across America to Washington, D.C. next week to take on Monsanto and demand the right to farm.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Landmark Family Farmers Lawsuit Grows
Eleven prominent law professors and fourteen renowned organic, Biodynamic®, food safety and consumer non-profit organizations have filed separate briefs with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit arguing farmers have the right to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement by agricultural giant Monsanto.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Farmers Determined to Defend Right to Grow Food File Appeal in OSGATA vs. Monsanto
Today, in Federal District Court in Manhattan, family farmers filed their Notice of Appeal to Judge Naomi Buchwald's February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear the farmers' appeal, seeking to reinstate the case, which has received worldwide attention.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
A Citizen's Assembly in Support of Family Farmers vs. Monsanto
We wish to assemble free and peaceful citizens outside the Manhattan District court in an effort to present the important message to family farmers that millions of Americans stand behind them as they seek their day in court. In the past two decades, Monsanto's seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.
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