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May 27, 2024

EU ban on plant patents: possible compromise? (Lexology)

The International Seed Federation (ISF) celebrates 100 years (Téma Agriculture & Terroirs)

Monique van Vegchel, Policy Specialist at Plantum : “There is an urgent need for predictable seed performance” (Téma Agriculture & Terroirs)

May 23, 2024

Déclaration de l’Association Française des Biotechnologies sur les discussions relatives aux NGTs dans le Conseil de l’Union Européenne

Switzerland - Transparency in the area of patent rights in plant breeding
Transparenz bei den Patentrechten im Bereich Pflanzenzucht
Transparence concernant les brevets dans le domaine de la sélection variétale
Trasparenza in materia di diritti di brevetto nel settore della selezione vegetale

May 21, 2024

Österreich - Pflanzenzüchtung fördert Vielfalt auf Feld und Teller

World Biodiversity Day on 22 May - Directed boosting of crop diversity is at reach - New EU legislation on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) may make it possible for breeders to boost crop biodiversity

May 17, 2024

European Union - New legislative framework for seed potatoes: Examining the EU's proposed plant reproductive material regulation (Europatat/PataFest)

May 9, 2024

European retail opts for high-tech in winter tomato cultivation (Fresh Plaza)

May 7, 2024

Züchtung ist Grundlage für gesunde Pflanzen und nachhaltige Produktion - Saatgut Austria zum Tag der Pflanzengesundheit: Verwendung von Z-Saatgut gewährleistet gesunde Kulturen, die widerstandsfähig gegenüber Schadfaktoren sind

Warum Hecken viel besser sind als ihr Ruf - Seit den Fünfzigerjahren wird das unliebsame Gestrüpp in Deutschland gerodet. Dabei gilt es als Wundermittel im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel. Nun sollen neue Hecken stärker gefördert werden (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Interview Mark Jolink - ‘Ook met patent toegang tot beschermd zaad’ (Boerenbusiness)

May 2, 2024

Rothamsted scientists have been accumulating datasets crucial for a sustainable agricultural future for decades - Now they want more researchers to use them

Think organic - You don’t have to farm organically to take advantage of organic thinking, says Janet Montgomery of Barenbrug United Kingdom

May 1, 2024

Onze idées de l’AFBV pour améliorer la coexistence entre le COV et le brevet dans le domaine des biotechnologies végétales et faciliter la commercialisation des variétés issues des NGT
AFBV’s eleven ideas to improve coexistence between PBRs and patents in the field of plant biotechnology and facilitate marketing of NGT-derived varieties in the EU

April 29, 2024

The United Kingdom is developing its approach to deregulating gene editing in plants (Osborne Clarke)

April 25, 2024

A coalition of stakeholders strongly supports the European Commission’s biotechnology strategy for positioning the European Union as a global leader in innovation

April 24, 2024

United Kingdom - House of Lords debate highlights ‘existential threat’ facing UK horticulture seeds supply

April 23, 2024

The United Kingdom is developing its approach to deregulating gene editing in plants (Osborne Clarke)

April 22, 2024

Einhaltung von Sortenschutzrechten betrifft die gesamte Lieferkette - Die jüngste Erntegut-Entscheidung des deutschen Bundesgerichtshofs bringt Veränderungen beim Absatz von Erntegut

April 19, 2024

Vorschläge zur Überarbeitung des EU-Saatgutrechtes äußerst bedenklich

April 17, 2024

Luisa Trindade new director of graduate school Experimental Plant Sciences at Wageningen University & Research

EU Commission defends proposal on gene-edited plants against French food safety agency (Euractiv)

April 11, 2024

The future of EU farming depends on balanced and effective legislation on Plant Reproductive material: a letter to MEPs

Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter kritisiert neue Vorschläge für das Saatgutrecht - Weitere Ausweitung der Ausnahmen konterkarieren bewährtes System

April 10, 2024

In this installment of its Seed Heroes series, The Crop Trust salutes the Irish scientist Erna Bennett, whose unheeded calls in the 1960s to halt the rapid decline of crop genetic diversity are echoed in today’s global drive to save plant species from extinction

Seeding tomorrow: an outlook on the past and future of the EU Farm to Fork strategy

Agriculture : une histoire de confiance

April 9, 2024

Advancing smart breeding for resilient agriculture - A Keygene conversation with CropXR Managing Director Hedwich Teunissen

April 8, 2024

Glyphosate ban could lead to difficult trade-offs - New modelling shows reduced yields of some crops if widely used herbicide is withdrawn, with alternative approaches to weed control offering mixed outcomes


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