We  warmly  welcome the announcement from the EU Commission  that plants and

animals obtained by  “essentially biological” breeding are non-patentable”.

“This  is an important step towards plant and animal sovereignty”, said Tarry Bolger, Managing Director of BDA Certification,  “The UK and International Biodynamic and Demeter organisations have been championing this issue for many years now and we look forward to the EU Parliament and Council   taking this forward to ensure it becomes enshrined in law”.


EU Commission says plants and animals derived from conventional breeding should be regarded as non-patentable