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Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Human Actions

Sustainable Agriculture in the EU - Part 1 Almost 50% of the EU territory is covered by farmland (both arable land and permanent grassland) leaving...

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...

A Balanced Framework of IP Protection for Plant Related Innovations

Resolving the question whether plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes can be patented. By Szonja Csörgő and Dominic Muyldermans On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged...

Nadorcott Case Should Prompt UPOV to Improve PVR System

The European Court of Justice decision in Nadorcott case C-176/18 exposes loopholes in the provisional protection and the protection of harvested material under the...

Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

EU Must Stop French Interpretation of Mutagenesis Plant Breeding and Preserve Common Market for Seed

By Petra Jorasch and Garlich von Essen  The Common Market is one of the cornerstones and success stories of the European Union. Clearly, this can...

Draft French Decree on Mutagenesis Breeding, Consequent Draft Lists of Banned Herbicide Tolerant Rapeseed Varieties: A Saga History Of Interpretations

A legal challenge to the French interpretation of EU Directive 2001/18/CE on GMOs In December 2014, nine NGOs challenged the transposition of the EU...

The Court of Justice of the European Union Sheds Light In Case C-176/18 on the Scope of EU Plant Variety Rights

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published on 19 December 2019 the landmark ruling C-176/18 Club de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas vs...

High Expectations

How seed companies are using standard and new breeding techniques to produce new cannabis varieties for both discerning recreational consumers and a growing number...

Euroseeds2020 On-Site Congress in Malta Cancelled — Now a Full Virtual Congress

Due to the latest decisions on new restrictions in Malta in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Euroseeds is now forced to cancel the on-site Euroseeds...