A Seed Act for Farmers, not Corporations

Webinar: A Seed Act for Farmers Not Corporations

A National Farmers Union webinar, offered in collaboration with Food Secure Canada to learn about the new omnibus bill, Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act, and the National Farmers Union‘s proposals for a Farmers Seed Act was held onThursday, February 13th.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has a new vision for seed – A Farmers Seed Act – which would ensure that control of seed, the foundation of food sovereignty, stays in the hands of farmers. The new federal omnibus bill, C-18 the Agricultural Growth Act, if passed, will bring Canada under the UPOV ’91 Plant Breeders Rights system which gives vastly greater control over seed to the companies that dominate the seed system.

The NFU offered this webinar to help you understand this complex act, to introduce the NFU‘s Fundamental Principles for Farmers Seed Act and to share information on actions you and your organization can take to Stop Bill C-18.

Watch the recording here (1 hour)

Join the Food Secure Canada discussion of it here.