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Thirty people gather at LCFC to discuss seed policy

Thirty residents gathered at the Local Community Food Centre last night to talk about seeds.

The National Farmers Union delivered a presentation on Bill C-18 which would overhaul the Plant Breeders Rights Act.

The NFU argues the changes would benefit large seed companies at the expense of regular farmers.

Mitchell area Farmer Victor Kucyk turned out last night.

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He says these changes are all about one thing.

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Kucyk says the overhaul will further weaken the biodiversity of crops.

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He says there’s a lot on the line and people need to unite.

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The presentation was delivered by NFU vice president and St Marys farmer Ann Slater.

Slater says the overhaul to the Plant Breeders Rights Act will empower multinational seed corporations at the expense of farmers.

More information can be found at the NFU website.

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