European fruit and vegetables threatened by patent

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Social Activists demonstrate during a World March against Monsanto in front of the headquarter Europe-Middle East-Africa of the American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology, in Morges, Switzerland, May 22, 2015.

European fruit and vegetables threatened by patent


It was quite a shock for plant breeders when the European Patent Office decided this spring to allow the patenting of natural plant properties. Since then, multinationals such as Syngenta and Monsanto have bought so many patents that we are on the brink of a dangerous monopoly of plant patents.
Together with my colleagues from the Group of the European People‘s Party (EPP Group) in the European Parliament, I will table a Resolution in which we will call on the European Commission to finally tac...


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