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Sligo And Castlebar Against EU Directive Banning Sales of Seeds - Sat 25th May

category national | environment | event notice author Friday May 24, 2013 19:27author by Slugwoman Report this post to the editors

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...

Protest march in Castlebar 1.30pm, meeting at The Mall (grassy area near library) and heading to End Kennys office. Saturday.

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.

Talk in Sligo town at 1.00pm
The Source Cafe.

Protest march in Castlebar 1.30, meeting at The Mall (grassy area near library) and heading to End Kennys office. Saturday.

Editor: See also March Against Monsanto - May 25th in Dublin, Cork, Clare & Galway

There is some further information on this disgraceful move at these links:

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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.
From: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/737627

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"Seed lovers, growers and local producers could all be harmed under the proposed Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material by the EU. ......
The Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material law will mean no seed can be sold, or potentially even given for free to anyone in the EU unless that seed is already registered on the EU Plant List as an 'approved' variety.

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.

This new regulation threatens farmers' varieties and rare varieties, stoping diversity and could bring distinction to the many seeds that will not be on the EU list.

Small-scale farmers and local producers will be harmed as industrial seed companies extend their dominance and reap the benefits.

From: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/0105133318/new-eu-law-could-ban-our-seeds

See also: http://open-seeds.org/#Custom

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