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Save Our Seeds - Part 1: What is UPOV ’91?

A Three -Part Video Series - Save our Seeds!
These videos were put together by NFU Youth in an effort to present the voices and concerns of the NFU and it’s members to a wider audience. As young farmers and associates of the NFU, we see great value and significance in the work that the NFU does. We also see great potential for strengthening and extending this work through the use of multimedia and online communications tools.

Part 1: What is UPOV ’91? This is the 1st in a series of videos on Bill C-18 — the omnibus agriculture bill that seeks to align Canada’s seed laws with the international UPOV ’91 system. This video highlights the key mechanisms in UPOV ’91 that increase the rights of large corporate plant breeders including Monsanto, and severely restrict farmers’ age-old right to save and reuse seeds.

UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants or UPOV (French: Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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