On Monday 6 May 2013 a draconian new law was put before the European Commission, which creates new powers to classify and regulate all plant life anywhere in Europe. This law would make it illegal to ‘grow, reproduce or trade’ any vegetable seeds that have not been ‘tested, approved and accepted’ by a new EU bureaucracy named the EU Plant Variety Agency. It is called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds.
- The draft text of the law is viewable here
- Learn more about the importance of Seed Freedom at WHAT IS SEED FREEDOM? | Seed Freedom
- Read about the latest update at All About The New EU Seed Law Occupy … – Occupy Monsanto
- Take action now! Become a seed saver and defender and join us in Adelaide city at the worldwide March Against Monsanto on 25 May. Bring your surplus seeds to share!
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