Big Brother on the seed sharing front....
And I thought Obamacare was massive - I just thought I would share a headline I came across today. The EU is apparently trying to set up a multinational European agency that would make saving seeds illegal and require that all seeds be approved by this massive unelected multinational quasi-governmental agency. Never thought I would see the day, jailed for saving tomato seeds :-(
"BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government
A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency."
It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law."
If this were April 1, I would have thought this was a joke.