Dear Justice Mail Friends,
The following is from World Development Movement
The government is sitting down with a big priority on their to-do list: The Plant Breeders Bill 2013. We know, it sounds harmless. But don’t let that fool you. All the most dangerous laws sound innocuous, until you see them in practice.
At the moment, small-scale farmers and food producers in Ghana can save seeds to plant again the following year or exchange seeds with each other. This means re-using and pooling resources. So far, so sensible.
But the Plant Breeders Bill will restrict this. Instead, small-scale farmers in Ghana will have to buy their seeds from big companies that lay claim to them every year, pushing many of them into debt and poverty. Worst of all, they could be criminalised if they do save or exchange seeds.
And shockingly, the UK is supporting this law through aid programmes like the New Alliance.
Use the link below to email your MP asking him to oppose this law.
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