Report and recommendations of the National Farmers Union to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on its Consultations

Regarding proposed amendments to the Plant Breeders' Rights Act to bring existing legislation into conformity with the 1991 UPOV Convention

The National Farmers Union looks forward to fruitful, multi-party consultations with the federal government and CFIA on ways to best fund Canada’s plant variety development systems and ways to best restore prosperity to the families that produce Canada’s food. And the NFU looks forward to the termination of active consideration of UPOV ’91 as an appropriate model for funding Canada’s plant variety development systems. UPOV ’91 is a damaging failure and Canada must never adopt it.

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