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The film launched in Paris

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A huge thanks to all of those who came – over 80 people. Keen to understand a fundamental subject Thanks again to Mathieu Eisinger, Jeanne Marguerite, Feeoze Ozdrawingsp for creating this animated movie with me. A thousand thanks to SĂ©bastien Ravut, Celine Kern and David Thomas for this beautiful website and Tinou de Manioc and the Disco Chorale pour for singing at the end of the conferenc! Thanks also to the Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable for welcoming our conference in the Marais in Paris. Photo : Olivier Maurel

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The Right to Save Seed

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We’re launching the movie tonight in Paris at 7pm 21, rue des Blancs Manteaux. 75004 Paris 75004 Paris. Join us and understand when a farmer can actually resow his seed in Europe.

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Public Domain Varieties – Heirloom varieties

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We published an article on a French online magazine on three solutions to promote and use heirloom varieties in Europe. (article in French, but we will translate it).    

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Seeds and the Law : Sectoral regulation governed by one business model

Shabnam Anvar, who is at the start of this animated video project, submitted her PhD in Law at the Sorbonne in 2008. Free of access, it’s been downloaded over 5500 times over the past 5 years The seed supply chain is governed by a variety of business models. Seed regulation, however, is informed by just one single model. Current regulation, in France, is technical and market directing; geared to the specific needs of commercial high-yield agriculture varieties. Such regulation stands in the way of practices typical of other business models. The aim of this study is to shed light on

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