International appeal to the President of the European Patent Office, António Campinos


Call for an immediate moratorium of patents on plants and animal

24 January 2019 / No Patents on Seeds! together with more than 40 other organisations today published an international appeal to the president of the European Patent Office (EPO), António Campinos. The president, who is Portuguese, is being asked to halt all pending patent applications on plants and animals derived from conventional breeding. These patents cover vegetables, including broccoli and tomatoes. Companies such as Bayer and Syngenta want to monopolise the breeding of the plants and food derived thereof through the misuse of patents. In December 2018 the EPO declared that these patents could be allowed, contrary to a decision made in 2017 by the governments of its 38 contracting states saying that they were prohibited.

The collective rights of farmers to their seeds

"The collective rights of farmers to their seeds" (November 2018)
This document compiles the elements that could enable those who wish to do so to engage in national and regional advocacy for farmer seeds in West Africa.

Need fo Seed

SEED is pleased to send you the first newsletter of the year. You will find an overview of upcoming activities, information on where and when to find SEED seeds and how to further support SEED's cause.

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Extension of temporary population trials-Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1519

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1519 of 9 October 2018 amending Implementing Decision 2014/150/EU on the organisation of a temporary experiment providing for certain derogations for the marketing of populations of the plant species wheat, barley, oats and maize under Council Directive 66/402/EEC (notified under document C(2018) 5470) (Text with EEA relevance).

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