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'Bad' seed plan nipped in bud.

MEPS have voted to reject new European Union legislation on seeds and seed marketing, in a move led by Plaid MEP Jill Evans' parliamentary group.

She said there has been huge opposition in Wales to the European Commission's proposal for a new "plant reproductive material" law.

Mrs Evans said: "It would have covered all seeds, including those used by gardeners and small-scale plant breeders and enabled a handful of multinational companies to further dominate the market.

"I'm pleased that this proposal has been nipped in the bud. It would have been bad for farmers, for gardeners, for seed producers and for food security. The last thing we need is a one size fits all approach. The Commission hasn't withdrawn its proposal but they certainly need to go back to the drawing board."
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 18, 2014
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