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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Open Source Seed Initiative aims to keep seeds free from patents

(NaturalNews) "In a public ceremony on April 16, a coalition of farmers, scientists and sustainable food advocates launched the Open Source Seed Pledge, a parallel licensing system designed to keep seeds in the hands of the public and prevent them from being patented by private interests.

Plant researchers released the seeds of 29 new varieties of broccoli, celery, kale, quinoa and other vegetables and grains under the pledge in a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"These vegetables are part of our common cultural heritage, and our goal is to make sure these seeds remain in the public domain for people to use in the future," said plant breeder and UW-Madison professor Irwin Goldman, one of the pledge's co-authors."

Learn more:   http://www.naturalnews.com/044934_Open_Source_Seed_Initiative_patents_public_domain.html#ixzz30QyZYVHF


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