Policy

Policy

Will Mexico Join UPOV 91?

A myriad of benefits for the U.S. seed industry will be realized from signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. January 2020 marked a considerable milestone for the...

The Road to Svalbard

The Cherokee Nation made an unprecedented decision this fall: to deposit seeds into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It was late 2005 when the world...

Sugar: A European Richness We Must Protect

The European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (or CEFS, its French acronym standing for Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre) is a non-profit organisation founded...

The Polder has the Future

The Netherlands is well known for its water management. As roughly 55% of the country lies below the present sea level, keeping dry feet...

Europe is Lagging Behind, Again!

Why biotechnology is the perfect fit for the EU’s Green Deal Since 1996, EuropaBio has been representing the interests of the biotechnology industry at European...

Is UPOV 91 Right for You?

Canada’s plant breeders rights commissioner wholeheartedly says yes. Since 1961, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) has been the...

Technology is the Solution

For the past five years, the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission has organised the EU Agricultural...

An Inside Look from the EU Parliament

Politics and food are very intertwined these days, and every region of the world is grappling with many issues, from trade wars to regulation...

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Avoid Prison

Late last year I received the news that the owner of a large tomato farm in Vittoria, Italy, had been sentenced to a year...

Counseil D’Etat: Certain Organisms Obtained by Mutagenesis Must Comply with GMO Regulations

Seized by associations and unions, the Council of State judges that the organisms obtained by certain mutagenesis techniques must be subject to the regulations...