Are We Spending the EU Money in the Right Places?

Improving the effectiveness of Europe’s Research and Innovation projects.  Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has...

Russia to Up Seed Game

With the goal of reducing its dependence on seed imports, the Russian government invests in plant breeding centers. Russia plans to increase domestic seed production with the aim of reducing...

You’re Not Welcome Here

WE ARE LIVING in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals...

A Great Loss for Europe

The impact of the recent ECJ ruling on plant breeding innovation. Many members of the plant breeding sector in Europe are voicing their opposition against the July 25 ruling which...

Going to Great Lengths to Preserve Genetic Diversity

After the seventh session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, there’s still no path forward when it comes to...

ISF Priorities: Digging into Plant Breeding Innovation, Seed Trade and Seed Choice

ISF lays the ground work for national seed associations to engage with their governments and other organizations to help facilitate discussions around plant breeding innovation, the implementation of ISPM...

How Quality Seed Helped World Food Prize Winner Alleviate Poverty

For the winner of this year’s World Food Prize, the secret to lifting millions of smallholder African farmers out of poverty has been in giving them access to better...

Paving the Way for Innovation

For researchers and plant breeders to take advantage of the latest plant breeding methods, they need reassurance that their product will be accepted by consumers and that it won’t...

Policy Roundtable

Travel around the world and explore the policy and regulatory environment associated with plant breeding innovation. Countries opt for different approaches, but the international seed industry remains hopeful these...
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China to Evaluate Eight Pending Biotechnology Product Applications

In a joint statement, President Donald Trump and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping announced a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S.-China Comprehensive...
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Phyto Triumph

The international seed industry applauds IPPC for adopting a seed-specific International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures. The International Seed Federation celebrates but sets its focus on what needs to happen...
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A New Year, a New World

As Donald Trump prepares to lead the Free World, the Canadian seed industry is set to begin turning itself on its head.   As 2017 begins, so does a major initiative...

The OECD Seed Schemes

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...

Access and Benefit Sharing Demand Attention

Is it time for the seed industry to pay attention? They have been in existence for some time, and they have been signed and ratified by a growing number of...

Treaty Aims to Improve Access to Genetic Resources

Industry experts look to improve the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’s Access and Benefit-sharing mechanism. Under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

Report Shows the Risk of Regulation

A new report by the Ag Industries Confederation in the United Kingdom maintains flawed policymaking and increased restrictions on farmers are among the factors keeping British agriculture from meeting...

Signatories to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources Meet to Discuss Access and...

The Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture starts today in Rome and will be held through Oct....

China Commits to Improve Biotech Approval Process

After in-depth discussions about agricultural biotechnology with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Chinese officials commit to further improve the approval process. In late September, representatives from USDA and China’s...
Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Trait Stewardship a Shared Responsibility

Should China dictate what new technologies U.S. farmers have access to? Some of the trading issues between the United States and China have brought trait stewardship front and center in...
Changing the LLP Landscape

Changing the LLP Landscape

National seed associations around the globe now have a new tool that can be used to work with governments on implementing low-level presence policies. The seed industry is increasingly global,...