UN right to food expert looks at broken food systems
Olivier De Schutter warned that current food systems are efficient only from the point of view of maximizing agribusiness profits and must be redesigned.
Draft seed regulation rejected by MEPs
Proposal for for plant reproductive material law, or ‘seed regulation’, rejected by Parliament vote with with 650 votes to 15.
Some Progress on Delegated Acts
Member States may opt to limit or ban use of pesticides and mineral fetilizers; better weighting for landscape features
The irony of national markets: cheap exports expensive imports
Our convoluted agri-food system so often finds a way to avoid supporting food sovereignty
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ViEWs journalist Ed Bray provides an overview on the potential authorisation of GM maize 1507
According to a new report, the EU seed market seriously lacks diversity, yet seed lobbyists
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A conference on "Finding the right balance between hygiene rules, small scale production and quality".
A play-by-play of the proposed new legislation on the marketing of seeds.