- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 16:22
Press Release of the European Coordination Via Campesina
(Brussels, Tuesday, May 7) The European Commission adopted a proposal on Seed Regulations yesterday morning1.This proposal is now in the hands of the European Parliament and the Council. The European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) denounces this incredible gift to patents and property rights of the agribusiness industry.
This proposal represents a violent assault on farmers’ and gardeners’ rights. Bureaucratic control is being reinforced, and the only outcome will be to definitively kill biodiversity.
This result is therefore the opposite of the reasons put forward by the Commission to reform the existing legislation, namely a need for administrative simplification and protection of biodiversity.
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:09
- Published on Saturday, 02 February 2013 05:49
Press release of European Coordination Via Campesina
(Brussels - 31 January 2013). In answer to a request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just published an opinion on the evaluation of the risks posed to bees and other pollinators by the use of insecticides of the neonicotinoid family.*
- Published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:32