The member organisations of NO PATENTS ON SEEDS! are concerned about the increasing number of patents on plants, seeds and farm animals and their impact on farmers, breeders, innovation and biodiversity.
These patents are an abuse of patent law and put in danger the access to basic resources in agriculture and food production.
Therefore, we call for an urgent re-think of European patent law in biotechnology and plant breeding and for clear regulations that exclude conventional breeding, genetic material, animals, plants and food derived thereof from patentability!
AbL (Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft) (website only in German)
Gen-ethical network (website in German)
Kein Patent auf Leben (website in German)
Oxfam (website in German)
ProSpecieRara (website in German, French, and Italian)