Civil rights

Making seed savers register could slash the saving of seeds!

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5/6/22, 11:54 AM

Dear supporters of the petition,

our demands and the many signatures have already achieved something. In December 2021, the EU Commission wrote in a report on the evaluation of the regulations around the plant passport that the evaluation was not clear on the point of web shops, among others, and that more discussion was needed. In particular, there were indications that the administrative burden was too high, the EU Commission reported: ec.europa.eu/food/plants/plant-health-and-biosecurity/legislation/new-eu-plant-health-rules/reports-2021_en

In the meantime, the EU Commission is taking a closer look at our demands. This emerges from a survey sent to the member states. In Germany, the responsible ministry has carried out a consultation in which the umbrella organization has participated.

A decision by the EU Commission now seems imminent: Will seed savers who sell traditional varieties via web shops have to register officially or will they be spared? Will their commitment for cultivated plant diversity continue?

Reinforcement of our demands is essential. Please remind your contacts and networks to sign!


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