I needed to get to the bottom of this because the more I researched, the more the information seemed to swagger.
This afternoon I sent the following message:
I am just about to complete my order with TSC and I wanted to make sure none of the seeds I am purchasing are from Seminis or any other Monsanto-affiliated company. Could you please provide me with a list of any of your seeds that are purchased via Monsanto or Seminis and any seeds that are GMO?
Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Territorial's rapid response:
We don't purchase any seed from Seminis nor Monsanto.
Thank you for the quick response. I had read online that one of the companies you purchased seed from (Seminis) was purchased by Monsanto and a note saying TSC was selling Monsanto seeds and yet another saying TSC was purchased by Monsanto. So, just to confirm, are all of these accusations false? I will gladly post information on my blog to that effect if they are. I loathe all of the misinformation that makes it to the web.
Thanks again for the quick response,
The information is false. We are owned by Tom and Julie Johns, and we don't purchase seed from Seminis nor Monsanto.
Thank you to Territorial Seeds for responding so quickly on this important matter. Without healthy seeds, you cannot have a healthy garden. I appreciate their ethics surrounding this difficult topic. Now go order some seeds from them, peas are supposed to go in on Monday!
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