All plants, all seeds, and even gardeners in the EU may soon have to be registered with the bureaucrats in Brussels. Truly, is Europe just going collectively insane? Everything about the place is going haywire. But this new possible law is breathtaking in its bold stupidity.
The paper pushers are going wild. No one in leadership on the Continent seems to have any common sense anymore. The only thing these guys know how to do is tax stuff and generally make a mess of the economy and social systems. I guess that’s better than their grandparents who really knew how to throw a fascist party. But give the EU guys some time. They’re still learning.
If this law passes it will literally be a crime in Europe to plant an unregistered tomato seed in the ground. * The power to feed oneself will be in the hands of the state. Now that is a scary prospect.
(From Natural News)
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.
*Update: Right now, because of back lash the original bill has been amended according to Natural News and currently excludes home gardeners. If one lives in Nice and plants a tomato in one’s back yard one WILL NOT go to jail. However at least a few have fears that this will not remain the case. Regardless, commercial scale or not, this is a dangerous step.