Following the presentation by the European Commission of the two seed dossiers, here is the press release from Arche Noah. EU proposals fuel monopolisation at the expense of farmers and consumers
DG AGRI published a FAQ on Organic Rules with a section devoted to plant propagation material
Six peasant agroecology organisations share lessons learned on their outreach activities
Cultivated diversity advocates write joint letter to the European Commission ahead of the EU Seed Marketing Legislation reform proposal
In view of the upcoming EU proposal of updated rules on plants produced with New Genomic Techniques (NGTs, NBTs), Test Biotech released in 2020 report: “Genetic engeneering endangers the protection of species”.
Improving the contribution of land-use, forestry and agriculture to climate, energy and the environment
Issued by the Publications Office of the EU: Guidance to Member States in improving the contribution of land-use, forestry and agriculture to enhance climate, energy and environment ambition.
A report on socio-ecological transitions concludes: “It’s a long road to building a new way of imagining life in the countryside.” “None of us can do it alone.”
The Culinary Breeding Network organizes activities to inspire connection and collaboration throughout the food system, in order to improve plant breeding for organic farming. Among these activities was a trip to Italy, visiting the places where radicchio – the most famous form of plant Chicorium intybus – originates from.
“Who is tipping the scale” is the lastes briefing note publicated by the International Panel of Expert on Sustainable Food System (IPES-Food). It investigates the growing influence of corporations on the governance of food systems, and presents options for how to counter it
The Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Programme published a video looking at Irish growers who, amongst the chaos of Brexit and climate change, are chasing security and hope for the future by returning to growing and saving seed. Seeds and people have shaped each other...