European Patent Office again grants patent on melons: “One single mutation is sufficient to patent a whole vegetable garden” / La Oficina Europea de Patentes vuelve a otorgar patentes sobre melones: "Una sola mutación es suficiente para patentar un huerto entero" / L'Oficina Europea de Patents torna a atorgar patents sobre melons: "Una sola mutació és suficient per patentar un hort sencer"

European Patent Office revokes Monsanto patent on melons

Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) revoked a Monsanto-owned patent on melons for technical reasons. For years, the EPO used a biased interpretation of...
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BioFach & Vivaness 2016: Next generation of organic producers waiting in the wings

Fresh ideas, exciting concepts, the slightly different product – that is precisely what buyers from the trade expect of a visit to a trade...
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The organic sector urges the Comission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

IFOAM EU has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March...
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BIOFACH 2016: the feast for out-of-home catering

BIOFACH, the World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food which takes place from 10 to 13 February, is the top event and the place...