• Will politics now stop patents on seeds in Europe?

    German Ministry of Justice conference considering patents on conventional breeding

    7 July 2021 / Tomorrow the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection will hold a conference on the “Patentability of Plants and Animals: Scope for Action and Need for Reform?”. Participants include the EU Commission, the European Patent Office (EPO) and experts from the contracting states of the EPO. Representatives from industry, lobby organisations and other institutions as well as No Patents on Seeds! are also invited to take part.