The Greens - EFA

Seed diversity and food security threatened by an overly concentrated EU seed market

Wednesday, 29 january 2014

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english version


Opening and presentation of study

  • Opening by Martin Häusling, Greens/EFA MEP, Coordinator of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Presentation of the study, Hannes Lorenzen, Greens/EFA Adviser on Agriculture and Rural development

Round of reactions by guest speakers

  • Philip H. Howard, Associate Professor Department of Community Sustainability ,Michigan State University: The American example not to follow  
  • Nina Holland, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO): The power of the agrochemical seed companies in the EU 
  • Antje Kölling - IFOAM: How do the EC legislative proposals would increase market concentration in EU? 
  • Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director-General for the Food Chain, European Commission, DG Sanco: A response by the European Ccommission (tbc).

Moderation by Bart Staes, Greens/EFA MEP, Committee on Environment, Health and Food Safety


Conclusion by José Bové, Greens/EFA MEP, Vice-President of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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