Vandana Shiva on draft EU seed legislation

a greens-efa press-conference

Wednesday, 18 september 2013

With: Vandana Shiva, international environmental activist,
and Green MEPs Bart Staes, José Bové and Martin Häusling

original version


International activist and specialist on seeds and agronomy Vandana Shiva will be in Brussels as part of a tour to promote a new campaign and booklet: 'The law of the seed'. With draft EU legislation on the production and marketing of seeds having been proposed by the European Commission, the Greens/EFA group has invited her to present her campaign and to assess the proposed EU legislation, which will have far-reaching consequences in Europe and beyond. As currently drafted, the legislation poses a threat to small farmers and would undermine seed diversity and access to seeds.

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