Demonstration against patent on broccoli

On July 20th, 2010, "No-patents-on-seeds" and its supporters protested against the patenting of seeds, plants, animals and food at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich (specifically against a patent on broccoli with a high content of glucosinolates held by the English biotech company Plant Bioscience Limited). The occasion was a hearing at the EPO: On the basis of patents granted on broccoli and tomatoes, the Patent Office decided whether natural resources could continue to be claimed as "inventions".

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