Please say no to the new proposed EU seed law! (#noeuseedlaw). They are quietly trying to push this through on Bank Holiday Monday, the 6th of May 2013. This doesn’t give you much time to voice your opinion. This affects the very food you eat! Read more about it here:
The document itself is over 100 pages long so most of the politicians voting on it will only read the sumary, designed to get them to vote ‘yes’ while the real legal stuff contained within will ban all traditional garden varieties of plants unless registered and licenced.
(Quote:) “These proposals would make it impossible to licence or to sell, cultivate or swap thousands of ancient and heritage varieties of seeds, a bank of genetic diversity that has been built up over many generations. Instead they would place seeds and cultivar-development irrevocably in the hands of a few multi-national companies. We would lose the knowledge, experience and diversity of our rich seed heritage in exchange for half-a-dozen bland varieties suited to agro-industrial production, and greater profits for multi-nationals.”