Report workshop on breeders rights and patents
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[no English translation available yet] Tijdens de VoedselAnders Conferentie op 21 februari in Wageningen had ASEED een workshop georganiseerd met de titel: “Zaaigoed: octrooien versus kwekersrecht versus vrije boerenzaden, waar zijn de duurzame landbouw en de diversiteit mee gediend” Sprekers: Maaike Raaijmakers – Bionext en Stichting Zaadgoed Kempe van der … verder lezen

European Patent for Monsanto’s non-gm soy beans
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Monsanto gets European patent on screening biodiversity in soybean plants for climate adaption. European Patent Office support Monsanto again with a bio-piracy patent on a non-gm crop. On February 26 2014 the European Patent Office in Munich (EPO) has granted a patent to Monsanto on screening and selecting soybean plants adapted … verder lezen

GMO patents held by Bayer and BASF
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Not only Monsanto (Article taken from the German Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren – October 2013) The discussion on genetically modified seeds is dominated by the criticism directed against Monsanto. In the wake of Monsanto the German company Bayer has become one of the largest agricultural corporations in the world. Already, Bayer … verder lezen