13 December 2022 / The international coalition of No Patents on Seeds! will today be handing over 250.000 organic maize kernels to the European Patent Office (EPO). Each kernel represents a signature on a current petition against patents on conventionally-bred plants. The demands are supported by more than 70 organizations from 18 countries. The protest will take place to coincide with a meeting of the Administrative Council, and will also focus on a patent recently granted to the German company, KWS. This patent includes non-genetically engineered maize plants.
No Patents on Seeds! protest in front of the European Patent Office