Centering small producers' voices in seed law reform

 

On November 28, we took part in the organisation of a conference at the European Parliament to discuss the future of seeds. Spotlighting the specific voices of artisan seed producers in the context of the reform of the EU seed marketing legislation, this event was an opportunity to analyse the coherence of the Commission's proposal in the light of the demands and difficulties put forward by the guardians of biodiversity. Continue reading...

 

 

GMOs and seed marketing laws: false promises of a toxic package

 

A carefully crafted narrative is framing GMOs as an essential ingredient in sustainable food systems. The decision to prioritise GMOs over other approaches carries a significant path dependency that will likely shape the future of our food systems for decades to come. In this context, we're asking: Could a solid reform of the seed marketing legislation provide a more effective and safer response to sustainability commitments? Continue reading...

 

Seed marketing proposal unveiled: first key takeaways

 

The Commission proposal for revising the EU seed marketing framework is out. Never thoroughly updated since its creation, the process of reforming a legislation made up of 12 separate directives represents a major challenge for both the institutions and campaigning organisations, and promises to generate a great deal of debate on the future of our common agriculture over the coming months. So, what does the new proposal entail? Continue reading...