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The Law of the Seed

A public lecture and press conference by Vandana Shiva and meeting with young farmers, NGOs and activists.


Wednesday 18th September 2013


International activist and specialist on seeds and agronomy Vandana Shiva was in Brussels as part of a tour to promote a new campaign and booklet: 'The law of the seed'. With draft EU legislation on the production and marketing of seeds having been proposed by the European Commission, the Greens/EFA group invited her to present her campaign and to assess the proposed EU legislation, which will have far-reaching consequences in Europe and beyond. As currently drafted, the legislation poses a threat to small farmers and would undermine seed diversity and access to seeds.


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Watch recorded livestream of the public lecture where she explained why the newly proposed European seed legislation is a threat to biodiversity and our common heritage.


Press Conference - recorded livestream:


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Taken on September 17, 2012