• Stop 'Baysanto' from monopolising seeds!

    International call against patents on seeds

    14 June 2018 / Prompted by the Bayer takeover of Monsanto, around 40 institutions active in plant breeding, agriculture and environmental protection are calling for effective measures to stop the patenting of conventionally bred plants and animals in Europe. The European Patent Office (EPO) continues to grant such patents despite all the institutions of the EU having spoken out against them, and the adoption of new rules for the interpretation of European patent law in 2017. Patents granted by the EPO cover seeds, plants, the harvest and the food derived thereof.