What if you could say: “My tomatoes are patent-free!”
Seed will once again become a common good for everyone
Crop diversity and varietal abundance need many independent breeders

Join the movement!

The OpenSourceSeeds initiative aims to make seed a common good again. It equips new crop varieties with the open-source licence. This is the most efficient way to legally protect seed from patenting and variety protection.

A few large companies now dominate the seed sector. They breed plants to be uniform, and use patents to defend their usage rights and profits. This squeezes out biodiversity, stifles innovation and restrains the capacity of agriculture to adapt to climate change.

Open-source licensed seed is available for everyone. You may multiply the seed, sell it, pass it on, breed with it and enhance it without any restrictions. The licence grants new users the same rights that the previous owner enjoyed.

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