Breeders Trust is an organisation of eleven Seed potato breeding companies from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Denmark. It concerns AGRICO, C. MEIJER, DANESPO, EUROPLANT, GERMICOPA, HZPC, INTERSEED, NORIKA, SCHAAP, SOLANA and STET HOLLAND. These companies are active in breeding and developing new potato varieties. Breeders Trust has started in 2008. In addition, seven grass seed breeding companies have joinedBreeders Trust since 2011. These companies are active in breeding, producing and trading grass seeds and fodder crops.
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What is the objective of Breeders Trust
Breeders trust supports the participating companies when it comes to the implementation and enforcement of their Plant Breeders Rights protection and the illegal trade in plant propagation material. There is a clear vision. Breeders trust will take care that license fees are paid for the multiplication of varieties and that trade takes place within the applicable legislation. This will happen by informing the growers and supply chains concerning the risks of using uncertified seeds and seedpotatoes .....
ten seed breeding companies and six grass seed companies
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On October 12, 2019, Geert Staring, general director of Breeders was interviewed by ‘European Seed’: European Seed is the premier issues forum for seed industry leaders. In an recently held interview with Marcel Bruins (editorial director) in Stockholm, Geert Staring explains where Breeders Trust stands for and how he looks at illegalities, infringement and enforcement[…]
Scheemda – Brussels, July 4 2019: Vandinter Semo in Scheemda has joined the Brussels-based Breeders Trust as an associate grass seed member as of July 1 2019. Vandinter Semo is specialised in the production and worldwide trade of mainly grass, mustard and fodder radish seeds and fully endorses the importance of fair production and trade[…]
Biddinghuizen – Brussels Mai 24 2019: In order to continue growing its ambitious, internationally-oriented breeding program responsibly, the family-run company SCHAAP HOLLAND B.V. in Biddinghuizen, acquired 5% of the Brussels-based Breeders Trust shares earlier this week. Breeders Trust was founded in 2008 to monitor the enforcement of Plant Breeders’ Rights. Every year, millions of euros[…]
Brussels, 6 May 2019. Shortly after it became clear last month that falsified seed potatoes certificates of the Dutch Seed potato inspection Service ,NAK (Nederlandse Algemene Keuringsdienst) were in circulation in the Netherlands and Belgium, Breeders Trust, in close cooperation with the NAK, succeeded in a short time to trace the perpetrators and was able[…]
Brussels – March 8, 2019. Based on independent research results, the Brussels-based Breeders Trust found earlier this month, that consumers are being misled on a large scale when purchasing 1 and 4 kg boxes, grass seeds packaged in Poland. In 1 and 4 kg boxes sold by the internationally operating retail companies, Leroy Merlin and[…]
Brussels, February 12, 2019. Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit last week against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark). The Danish court in Kolding has ruled that Myco Seed A/S has infringed the Plant[…]
(Large seed potato company from the NOP in the Netherlands caught red-handed) Brussels, 22 November 2018. Earlier this month Breeders Trust revealed a major fraud, concerning the switching of at least 200 tons of potatoes meant for consumption, to seed potatoes. Seed Company Mts. H. te Luttelgeest (the Netherlands) was caught red-handed when adding the[…]
Madrid October 8, 2018. At the annual meeting of the European Seed Association (ESA) in Madrid, the internationally renowned magazine Prophyta has come up with an extensive article on how Breeders Trust tackles infringements on Plant Breeders’ Rights and illegal activities in the potato and grass seed market. Stealing varieties must stop, according to Geert[…]
Budapest, May 23, 2017: In the June edition of the international Cultivar seed magazine, made available to all delegates at the ISF congress in Budapest relating to the seed industry, an article of Breeders Trust is published with the title: “Fighting against illegal practises in forage seeds. Geert Staring is the general manager of Breeders[…]
Brussels, 23 May 2017 The Antwerp Court of Appeal has sentenced a farmer in the Belgian province of Antwerp to pay a large fine and camage compensation to Breeders Trust. On May 2, the full bench division of the court sentenced the farmer involved to pay Breeders Trust a compensation of more than 90,000 euros[…]
Brussels, March 23, 2017: the seed potato breeding company Interseed Potatoes GmbH located at Wittmund Germany, recently became the newest shareholder of Breeders Trust. Breeders Trust supports its shareholders when it comes to monitoring and enforcement of the plant Breeders’ Rights and contract conditions. The aim of Breeders Trust is to create in the whole[…]
Brussels, December 10 2015: In September, Breeders Trust’ shareholder Danespo, through its Breeding company “Vandel Potatoes” located at Give (Denmark), in Appeal has achieved a major victory in a lengthy lawsuit against the Danish potato trader Knud Kristensen ApS, led by UNIPATATAS major shareholder Jens Kristensen. The dispute dates back to 2010 when the firm[…]