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The presentations on horizontal issues made during ESA's Annual Meeting in Lisbon from 12 to 14 October 2014 are now available for dowload at:
 

Crop protection solutions are urgently needed in the EU to preserve safety and diversity of agri-food products.

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ESA’s quality assurance scheme for seed treatment and treated seed, the ‘European Seed Treatment Assurance’ (ESTA), is establishing its position as a true pan-European standard with a new site in Ukraine.

Presenting its much awaited policy priorities for 2015, the Commission also announced that it withdraws its proposal for a new EU seed law.

Since January 1st participants can start submitting their contributions to the Crop of the Month Competition on ESA's Facebook Page.

 

Mr Marciniak signing the ESTA agreement

ESA’s quality assurance scheme for seed treatment and treated seed, the ‘European Seed Treatment Assurance’ (ESTA), continues expanding its position as a true EU standard with a fifth National Agent.

During ESA's Annual Meeting in Lisbon, last October, some seed industry “Giants” sat down with Issues Ink President Shawn Brook to share their perspective on issues impacting the industry.

Now it's time to take a look at the videos.

 

Marit Paulsen MEP and Phil Hogan EU Agriculture Commissioner

During a lunch event hosted by Mrs. Marit Paulsen, MEP, ESA - European Seed Association officially presented its ‘Speak up for Seeds’ Vision to Members of Parliament and the Commission.

On March 24 the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP) organised a high-level conference to present its 3 Action Plans in Brussels.

Tomato Food Processing

Patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes threatens balance of breeders’ rights and patents and may hinder future breeding innovation.