65 000 file opposition against Syngenta patent on tomatoes

In May 2016 a mass opposition has been filed against a patent on tomatoes held by the Swiss company Syngenta. On May 12th, 65 000 individuals from 59 countries and 32 organisations are supporting the opposition. Never before have so many people been involved in an opposition at the European Patent Office (EPO). They are all opposing the Syngenta patent, which claims tomato seeds, plants and fruit as an invention, but which actually originate from crossings with tomato plants discovered in Peru and Chile.

To the tomato patent