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Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy

Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy

Welcome to Sprouts from Brussels! This newsletter is produced by Fulya Batur and ARCHE NOAH and wishes to inform the seeds and crop biodiversity movement across Europe on the policy developments which may have an impact on their activities. This month, i) Impact Assessment of Seeds Marketing Reform & EP Conference ii)Open Public Consultation on New Genomic Techniques and iii) Open Public Consultation on EU Framework for Sustainable Food Systems

SPD#2: New Genetic Engineering

SPD#2: New Genetic Engineering

To discuss policy developments that affect crop diversity movements, the European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity (ECLLD) has launched a series of virtual Seed Policy Dialogues in April 2021. Built as a monthly exchange meeting with lawyer Fulya Batur, ECLLD Members and all interested parties, the Dialogues analysed the monthly “Sprouts From Brussels” newsletter and discussed a wide range of topics related to seeds, with precious external contributions, and interpretation into French (at times also Italian and German). In April 2021, the SPD covered the topic of new genetic engineering.

European Patent Office finally revokes Monsanto patent on melons

European Patent Office finally revokes Monsanto patent on melons

However, further patents on seeds can still be granted.. 19 March 2021 / The Technical Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) has confirmed the revocation of a patent on melons held by Monsanto (EP1962578). In the patent, Monsanto claims melons with a...

Testbiotech EU Newsletter July 2018

Testbiotech EU Newsletter July 2018

This newsletter provides an overview of current developments in the EU and related Testbiotech activities. Testbiotech is releasing a new video clip about the first mushroom to be created through having its genome manipulated by CRISPR-Cas. It is worldwide the first...

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