GM seeds are not the only patented seeds

May 23, 2015

 

"Agricultural innovation plays a key role in driving long-term agricultural productivity, rural development and environmental sustainability by encouraging new solutions. For this reason, innovation needs to be supported and protected.

 

Contrary to what some say, GM seeds are not the only seeds with Intellectual Property Rights. Almost all conventional (non-GM) and organic hybrid seeds are patented and cannot be saved for use in the next planting season."

 

EuropaBio, "Why do seeds have patents? Are GM seeds the only patented seeds?", accessed October 24, 2014, http://www.europabio.org/why-do-seeds-have-patents-are-gm-seeds-only-pat....

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