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April 15, 2015


USA - Finding common ground on GMOs and labeling (The Hill)


International standard proposed for plant breeders' rights


April 13, 2015


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal could be tipping point on GMO battle (The Daily Republic)


La razón por la que países europeos prohíben los cultivos transgénicos en sus fronteras 


April 10, 2015


Italy lacks requisite laws to reward research and development in rice seeds sector (Oryza)


April 9, 2015


Canada - Grain Farmers of Ontario firmly oppose draft seed treatment regulations


A new breed of plant patents in Europe (Lexology)


Seeds of change - The European Union faces a fresh battle over next-generation plant-breeding techniques (Nature)


April 8, 2015


Australia - Farmers entitled to support in unfortunate legal dispute


Canola controversy resurfaces in Oregon (Capital Press)


Future of GM crops in Germany hangs in the balance (Chemistry World)


April 6, 2015


Weiter Kritik am Patenturteil im Brokkoli-Fall (Proplanta)


Brevettabilità delle piante: per ASSOSEMENTI a rischio la libertà di ricerca e il miglioramento varietale


April 4, 2015


Argentina - La Salada tiene su clon con la venta ilegal de semillas (La Nacion)


Who owns CRISPR? - With one US patent awarded and many other applications under consideration for the popular genome-editing technology, companies are adopting multiple strategies to navigate the complex intellectual property landscape (The Scientist)


April 3, 2015


Australian advocates for genetically modified crops warn that GM bans cut farmer rights (Farm Weekly)


Interrelations between plant treaty, UPOV, WIPO, farmers’ rights – Do they equate? (Intellectual Property Watch)


April 2, 2015


American Farm Bureau Federation: Safe and accurate food labeling act sets national standards for biotech labeling


April 1, 2015


Landmark case on Beneforte broccoli patent


„Entscheidung im ‚Brokkoli-Fall‘ setzt falsches Signal“ - Deutscher Bauernverband fordert Änderung der EU-Biopatentrichtlinie 


March 31, 2015


European Seed Association regrets "broccoli/tomato decision" of European Patent Office's Enlarged Board of Appeal


Patent ruling boosts innovative plant breeding


European Seed Association regrets "broccoli/tomato decision" of European Patent Office's Enlarged Board of Appeal - Patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes threatens balance of breeders’ rights and patents and may hinder future breeding innovation


March 30, 2015


USA - Plot to steal seed corn a national security threat (The Des Moines Register)


Uitspraak octrooibureau grote tegenslag voor plantenveredelaars - Octrooieren van natuurlijke eigenschappen bevestigd


March 27, 2015


Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter übt Kritik an Entscheidung im Brokkoli Fall - Patentrecht wird unangemessen ausgeweitet – Zugang zu genetischer Diversität gefährdet 


March 26, 2015


Zimbabwe - Government urged recognises the rights of smallholder farmers to save, use and freely exchange indigenous seed varieties (The Herald)


March 25, 2015


Semilleros advierten que necesitan cobrar patentes para invertir en tecnología - Desde la Asociación de Semilleros Argentinos insisten en que se debe buscar un mecanismo para que haya una retribución y apuntan contra el Estado, que no fiscaliza (Cronista)


American Seed Trade Association supports proposed resolution to patchwork of state labeling regulations


USA - GMO labeling bill would provide clarity with a national non-GMO label, says American Soybean Association


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