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Re: Burpee


My name is Kristin Grilli and I handle the public relations for Burpee. We were asked to respond to the comment above. Please be advised that Burpee is a privately owned company and Burpee does not sell GMO. A formal statement can be found below.

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Burpee is the nation's leading purveyor of both heirloom and hybrid vegetable and flower seeds and mail order transplants. Burpee produces and sources seeds from a select list of growers and suppliers throughout the world including Seminis. None of the seeds produced or sourced from any grower or supplier are GMO. Burpee has never bred or sold GMO seeds and does not intend to do so in the future.

Burpee was founded in 1876 by seed pioneer W. Atlee Burpee. The company remains privately owned by George Ball, a third generation seedsman, who serves as Chairman and CEO of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and is past president of The American Horticultural Society. For more information, please visit our company history page here.