International Day for Biological Diversity
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
You can give a look to the program, then if you would like you can register on the website www.liberatediversity.org
Afterwards you will receive asap by email the link to participate, in case you can not for other commitments but you are pleased to see it, you will find a podcast. Participation is free of charge and you can spread the word to anyone.
Red Andaluza de Semillas "Resembrando e Intercambiando" (SPA)
Local varieties, community seeds in times of global crisis RDS denounces the consequences of the closure of peasant markets and self-consumption gardens for the dynamic management of cultivated biodiversity and food sovereignty. Through a campaign in social networks that it launches today, it reminds us that local varieties are an accessible and appropriate resource to make healthy and sustainable food possible.
Reseau Semences Paysannes (FRA)
Flashback on a successful series!!
We've been waiting for him impatiently, he's finally out! The decision of the Council of State in the appeal against the varieties made tolerant to herbicides (VrTH) was handed down on February 7, bringing to an end five years of proceedings: a real soap opera in several episodes.
The full article on the website.
Eleven reasons why Europe needs to ban patents on food plants and farm animals. New report on patent applications for conventional plant and animal breeding. Here the report
Community Seed Banks Project
'2020 call for applications of the CSB Academy'. The CSB Academy accepts training proposals from community seed banks, related NGO’s and seed initiatives from European Region.