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.


Fungicide test

ESA and the rest of the members of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable closely monitor the evolution of the European policy and legislation on plant protection products (PPP) and the related implications along the agri-food chain.


EU Food and feed chain partners urge Commission President Juncker to reject any attempt to renationalize EU market authorisations of GM crops for feed and food use.

EU Food and feed chain partners rejected this Wednesday, 22 April, the European Commissions’ latest proposal which attempts to renationalize EU market authorisations of genetically modified crops for feed and food use.


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Speak Up For Seeds in Italy

On the occasion of the celebration of the "Fascination of Plants Day", the Italian Seed Association - Assosementi - and the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna have organized on 22 May a conference on the theme: "The plant research for innovation in agriculture."