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What happens to European seeds now?

Originally posted on Passion in Food and Field:
Today (11th of March) the European Parliament voted for the rejection of the Commission proposal for a Regulation the production and marketing of Plant Reproductive Material. The Commission published the draft of…

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FAO launches new standards for plant genebanks

Plant diversity is essential in so many ways. So it’s good to learn that the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced ‘voluntary, international standards for the many repositories – or genebanks – around the world that store … Continue reading

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Seeds on seeds on seeds: Why more biodiversity means more food security

Originally posted on Grist:
jaroslavdThese are either whimsical gems from an etsy store, or insurance for our future food security. It is puzzling that Monsanto’s Vice President Robert Fraley recently became one of the recipients of the World Food Prize…

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Your burning questions about GM answered

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Ever wanted to know if GMOs are dangerous to human health or if GMOs pose a risk to the practice of harvesting and saving heirloom seeds? Well now you…

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The case for seed saving

Danielle Nierenberg at Food Tank writes, in that organisation’s e-newsletter, about the case for seed saving. ‘There are roughly 100,000 global plant varieties endangered in the world. Extreme weather events, over-exploitation of ecosystems, habitat loss, and a lack of public … Continue reading

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New EU Seed Law Would Ban All Non-Registered Varieties

Originally posted on Earth First! Newswire:
Cross Posted from Real Seeds On Monday May 6th a draconian new law will be put before the European Commission, which creates new powers to classify and regulate all plant life anywhere in Europe.…

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Seed Swap Day

Originally posted on Sciencelens:
Today, the last Saturday of January, is Seed Swap Day. Since the day originated in the US, it makes sense that it takes place this time of year – the ideal time for our Northern Hemisphere…

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