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The Right Chemistry: ‘Natural’ Versus ‘Synthetic’ Chemicals

There are many confrontations on the battlefield of cyberspace. Vaccine proponents versus anti-vaxxers. Creationists versus evolutionary biologists. Anti-fluoride activists versus fluoridation supporters. Climate change...

Nine Years in the Making!

On the 7th of Oct. 2020, the European Parliament formally adopted its position supporting the Commission’s proposal to grant equivalence to cereal seed produced...

Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

The world is changing rapidly. With his ‘America First’ Trump paved the way to question free trade in the country that has more or...

Digitalizing Seed Certification

How the OECD is exploring the potential for blockchain, and other technologies, to improve the efficiency and security of certification systems. In a previous issue,...

How the BSPB is Coping with Extreme Weather, Losing Neonics, COVID-19 and Brexit

Before her appointment as chief executive, Samantha (Sam) Brooke was Vice-Chair of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), having served on the BSPB...

Sustainable Intensification: A Seed Solution?

The latest buzzword in agricultural development policy is sustainable intensification. The concept is noble: to increase the needed crop yields for global populations that...

Assessing the Efficacy of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

European Union politicians call it a “protein transition” strategy—the continent’s sustainable farming blueprint embodied in the Green Deal, the heart of the Farm to...

EU Parliamentarian Norbert Lins Speaks About the Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and has several policy areas such as Clean...

Lettuce Go

A closer look at our favourite salad ingredient, its breeding and its challenges – Part 1: Classical Breeding In each issue, European Seed  takes a...

All You Wanted to Know About Organic Agriculture in Europe

Not so Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1 Not so long ago, I was fortunate enough to moderate the Workshop on Potentialities and Challenges of...