The European Commission wants to regulate food with a legislative reform that will be simpler and apply to the whole European continent. In the proposal there is a rather controversial part dealing with seeds. It wants to regulate seeds and genetics more strictly by forcing seed producers and sellers to register plants with authorities.
Opponents argue that small businesses could be hit hard when global corporations mass-register strains of plant genes. Defenders of the law reform argue that micro-businesses will not be affected at all as they will not have to pay fees, but all operators will have to comply with the new rules.
We will follow the news on this as we are very interested in plant cultivation.
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