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NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Open Source Seed Initiative Aims To Keep Seeds Free From Patents – 30 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(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. Continue reading