In view of the upcoming EU proposal of updated rules on plants produced with New Genomic Techniques (NGTs, NBTs), Test Biotech released in 2020 report: “Genetic engeneering endangers the protection of species”.
A report on socio-ecological transitions concludes: “It’s a long road to building a new way of imagining life in the countryside.” “None of us can do it alone.”
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a special report assessing the EU response to the Covid 19 crisis with regards to the agricultural products supply chain, which is available online together with the response of the European Commission
“Who is tipping the scale” is the lastes briefing note publicated by the International Panel of Expert on Sustainable Food System (IPES-Food). It investigates the growing influence of corporations on the governance of food systems, and presents options for how to counter it
In this paper, Pimbert compares and contrasts the mainstream and agroecological approaches to the transformation of food systems.
Pesticides are toxic and have multiple and complex impacts on the environment and our lives: these are analysed in some detail in the Pesticide Atlas 2022, a joint publication by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz, and PAN Europe. Available in both English and German.
A new paper on digital sequence information, cultivated biodiversity and the movement for open source seed systems
A new paper discusses the different sides of the digital sequence information (DSI) debate, by analysing the ongoing legal vacuum for DSI and the potential of open-source seed as a social movement and governance mechanism across physical and digital spheres.
Grounded in UN human rights declaration and inspired by a policy analysis comparing EU and Indian legislation, this research provides EU policy recommendations to embed rural citizens’ human rights in the EU plant variety right system.
“To get to know this diversity better, we take you on a journey through Europe from north to south, visiting the pioneers of organic plant and animal breeding.
With their diverse and unique activities, they are contributing, not only to ecological, but also to societal resilience. “
Dylan Wallman from Föreningen Sesam, swedish seed savers, participated at the the 16th ECPGR meeting. The meeting, organized in collaboration with NordGen, was held in Malmö, Sweden, gathering National Coordinators from 28 countries and observers from NordGen, the FAO Plant Treaty Secretariat and the European NGOs.