Syngenta granted patenting rights for conventional breeding methods


"The No Patents on Seeds coalition reports that the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted Syngenta rights, despite the fact that the firm used conventional breeding methods, based on crossing and selection, which should not be patentable under European law" (page 11).

"My hot chili peppers," New Internationalist, (2013): 11.

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