International Conference on Patents on Seeds

19 July 2010 / From July 20th to 21st, 2010, the European Patent Office (EPO) is having a public hearing on the contested patents on broccoli and tomato, both patents on conventionally bred plants. In order to raise the public awareness on the crucial issue of patents and their impact on food security, No Patents on Seeds! organizes the conference “Patents on Seeds – The turning point?” a day before the hearing. The conference informs and discusses recent developments regarding patents on seeds and animals, and highlights the negative impacts of the current system, the changes that are needed, and the possibilities for implementing those changes.