65.000 file opposition against Syngenta patent on tomatoes

12 May 2016 / In May 2016 a mass opposition is filed against a patent on tomatoes held by the Swiss company Syngenta. About 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 traditional crossings with tomato plants discovered in Peru and Chile.

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