Our Family Farms

Protecting our farms, families and future

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Who We Are

The vision of Our Family Farms is simple -­ we work to create thriving communities by promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seeds from the threats of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Our Family Farms is an advocate for family farms and traditional seed crops. We work to strengthen local communities by supporting collaboration, legislation and education to create GE-free agricultural zones in the United States and around the world.

  • Featured Article

    Take Action to Keep GMOs Out of Organic!

    Nov 02, 2016 -

    When the DARK Act became law this summer, GMO labeling wasn’t the only victim. Language included in the  DARK Act could also kill efforts to keep genetically modified organisms (GMOs) out of organic.

    TAKE ACTION BEFORE NOV. 15: Sign this petition telling the National Organic Standards Board to keep genetically modified organisms out of certified 'USDA organic' food.

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The latest

Nov 10, 2016 - The passage of Measure M in Sonoma County will connect 4 other GMO counties in California, creating the largest GMO free zone in the US!
Oct 22, 2016 - Dr. Ramon Seidler, former professor of microbiology and retired EPA senior research scientist, explains Synthetic biology and the many food and cosmetic products they are found in.
Sep 20, 2016 - Our Family Farms, a non profit 501(c)3 organization, is hard at work promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seeds from the threats of GE crops. You can help us in our mission to educate communities about GE cro...

"Eating is an agricultural act." ~ Wendell Berry

Mapping the Movement to Create GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries

The jurisdictions shown on this map have created GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries. Will the town, city, county, or state where you live be next?


*Josephine County, Oregon passed a ballot measure to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops (Measure 17-58) on May 20, 2014. It was approved by 58% of the voters. The county was subsequently sued by a couple of plaintiffs who claimed that the measure was preempted and invalidated by state law - SB 863. That court decision is currently pending appeal. See Oregonions for Safe Farms and Families for the latest updates. Our Family Farms supports the right of all farmers to protect themselves against the threat of genetically engineered crops.