Biodiversity and choice under threat from proposed EU Seed and Plant Directive

New legislation proposed by the EU Commission seeks to significantly increase scope and reach of current variety control for plant breeders and retailers. This talk will give an overview of the proposals and show examples of how the proposals are a threat to Agricultural Diversity and Customer Choice. In particular how they might affect commercial growers and what we can do to challenge them before they become enshrined in law.


Theme: crop diversity
Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: Ben Raskin