Doing the Time: Working Towards the Decriminalisation of our Seeds

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It’s increasingly well understood that crop diversity holds the answer to many of the pressing problems we face, from resilient food production in the face of climate change to chronic diet-related ill health. But one of the most potent tools at our disposal is currently illegal: the trade in genetically diverse cereal seeds. By their very nature these seeds don’t meet the requirements of DUS and VCU, but it’s those variable qualities that confer disease resistance, vigour, and adaptive capacity in the face of a turbulent climate.
Hear how a group of millers, bakers, farmers, traders and plant scientists have come together to change the law and put seeds back in our hands.