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

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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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