Impacts for farmers and consumers of amending the Plant Varieties Protection Act

by BioThai | 20 Jun 2016

By amending Thailand's Plant Varieties Protection Act, seeds will become 200-600% more expensive as the rights of corporations are extended along with expanded patent protection, reducing farmers rights in saving seeds. Food will become more expensive as production costs go up, while food diversity suffers. Farmers will lose the ability to save seeds for planting the next season or for swapping with their neighbors.

Source: BioThai

Author: BioThai
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