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Sligo And Castlebar Against EU Directive Banning Sales of Seeds - Sat 25th May
New EU directive banning seeds except by large corporations are pushing GM seeds
Public meeting about recent EU draft legislation, adopted 6th May on the quiet, effectively banning seeds...
Public meeting about recent EU draft legislation, adopted 6th May on the quiet, effectively banning the sale and distribution of seeds. Unless you're a large corporation.
This would obviously impact the active allotment and permaculture scene in Bristol
Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material goes before the EU comissioners on May 6th 2013
If passed it would mean no seed can be sold or even given for free to anyone anywhere in the EU unless it is registered on the EU Plant List as an ‘approved’ variety. This would effectively outlaw Heritage seeds in the EU.
"Seed lovers, growers and local producers could all be harmed under the proposed Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material by the EU. ......
This would outlaw heritage seeds, that are historical and natural seeds which have not been manufactured into hybrids. They produce natural plants that our ancestors would have grown.
See also: http://open-seeds.org/#Custom