Policy

Policy

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...

2020 Declared International Year of Plant Health

An opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of...

New European Commission Report on the Protection, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries

The European Commission published on 9 January 2020 its new report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. The report puts...

2020, International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, bringing public attention to two huge global challenges and...

Cécile Collonnier (CPVO) IMODDUS, Challenges and trends with implementing molecular tools in variety testing

Cécile COLLONNIER, Expert Biomolecular Techniques at the CPVO, in Angers, France talks with Marcel Bruins at the UPOV - Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques Meeting in Hangzhou, China from 16 to 18 October, 2019.