From High Mowing Organic Seeds:
"As a leader in the organic and sustainable seed movement, High Mowing takes pride in being one of the few fully organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seed companies in the world. We think it is important to provide the highest quality seed to growers and to do so without the use of environmentally harmful synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. There are several reasons we think growers should be aware of how the purchase of organic seed can benefit them."
"Conventional seed production is one of the most chemically intensive types of agriculture.Because seed crops themselves are not for human consumption, pesticide regulations are less stringent than for vegetable crops and therefore allow higher doses of potentially harmful chemicals. Furthermore, in order to produce seed, a crop must go through its entire life cycle before seeds are mature. This process requires a seed crop to be in the ground longer, resulting in a lengthy window of time during which pests and disease can destroy the seed crop. To combat this, conventional production models apply pesticides liberally and often. Organic seed crops, in contrast, are managed with an eye toward preventing disease; more and more this is done in protected environments that reduce disease pressure, greatly reducing the need for harmful chemicals."
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