Originally I was going to pass on this. Several different bloggers had received the same email and had asked if this company sold GMO's. The company's response was the same to each email "some are GMO's, Some are not." (and it wasn't just one blogger that got this exact response, it was a handful).
But then a letter came to one of the bloggers, OKPN;
I am the owner of Hometown Seeds. After getting a scathing email from Kat at selfsustainedliving.blogspot.com I have done some research and discovered that this misunderstanding over our seeds started with an email Chelsea, from our company, sent to you. Please allow me to explain.
First, our survival seeds are all non-hybrid and none are GMO. Secondly, the mistake is all my fault. After reading Kat’s blog and then following the link to your own, we were able to put the pieces together.
Chelsea is working in our little company part time. She is a student at a local university helping us build traffic to our website by reaching out to sites like yours. She is not an expert in gardening and relies on me to answer any technical questions. When you asked her if our seeds were Hybrid or GMO, I told her to respond that we sell some hybrid seeds but they are not in the survival seeds, and none of our seeds are GMO. This is obviously not how she responded and had no idea how badly the mistake would be received. I have seen what she emailed back, hence the misunderstanding and negative blog posts. It was there in black and white after all.
Read the entire letter here. . .
Poor Chelsea, she should get a good scolding then a raise for generating so much attention.
Sometimes the best gift one can get is something you win, So I am going to give away the Survival Seed pack from Hometown Seeds to one lucky reader.
Now I could just say, leave a comment. . . but when have I ever made it that easy? Ok I have. I would love to hear what the best handmade gift you have ever received was.( or just leave a comment, spoil sport) I will leave this open until Saturday. Then draw a name. The winner will be emailed, so that I can get a shipping address, said address will be shared with Hometown Seeds, and when you get your seeds, grow 'em or wrapped 'em.