Opposition against the Monsanto “Patent on Severed Broccoli”

With my signature I demand the revocation of the EP 1597965 Monsanto patent on “severed broccoli”. It is a patent on plants, seed and harvest derived from conventional breeding. It violates the prohibition in European patent law that excludes patents on plant varieties as well as on conventional breeding. The patent is in conflict with the interests of farmers, market gardeners, breeders and consumers who do not wish to become dependent on international corporate businesses such as Monsanto.

Furthermore, I urge the governments of the Member States of the European Patent Convention to start initiatives now to stop the granting of these patents.

Stop the sell out of our resources for daily life!