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Seed Libraries: Legal Issues
Guide to finding information on seed libraries.
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Seed Library Legal Issues
While many seed libraries are flourishing, some have faced legal challenges.
Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share
Article in the Cornucopia Institute website discusses the rise of seed libraries and the ensuing legal challenges they face.
Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges
Associated Press article from 2014, outlining legal struggles of seed libraries in various states.
Article in Mother Earth News, April/May 2015 reports how some states have made it illegal for gardeners and seed libraries to share seeds without a permit.
Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries
Sustainable Economies Law Center article discusses the current legal status of seeds and seed libraries.
State Tweak to Seed Library Rules Ignites Debate
The April 6, 2015 issue of the Library Journal, reports how the seed library at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library was alerted by the PA Department of Agriculture that it violated the states seed law.
Vandana Shiva: corporate monopoly of seeds must end.
Sustainability pioneer Vandana Shiva speaks to Jo Confino about campaigning against seed slavery, corporations and patents.
Seed Law Resources
Contains links and information to legal resources, media and articles about seed libraries.
Seed libraries dig in to protect their right to share
Cat Johnson at GreenBiz.com, reports on the challenges seed libraries face and offers suggestions to counter unfavorable seed laws.
Seed Libraries Under Legal Threat
Apr 7, 2019 12:33 PM
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