Fraud with forged NAK seed potato certificates has far-reaching consequences for the potato chain

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[…]

Stop stealing protected varieties

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[…]

Vandel Potatoes I/S wins appeal infringement case against Knud Kristensen ApS

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[…]

Breeders Trust interviewed for the international magazine Europeanseed

In the October 2015 edition of the leading international agricultural seed magazine “Europeanseed” Breeders Trust has been interviewed about its approach to international infringement and illegalities in the potato and grass seed business. Click here to read the whole interview. More articles in the magazine Europeanseed you’ll find on: www.european-seed.com

Breeders Trust discovers international fraud with grass seed certificates

Brussels – 3 December 2014. The Portuguese inspection service ASAE has, after a thorough investigation by the Belgium-based Breeders Trust, impounded 21,000 kilograms of grass seed with forged Polish certificates. The fraud concerns at least 3 varieties of Westerwolds ryegrass which are marketed in various countries including Portugal and France. In response to the findings[…]

Breeders Trust intercepts illegally propagated seed potatoes in Italy

This week, Breeders Trust successfully reached an agreement with eight Italian agricultural cooperatives and producers that propagated potato varieties, protected under the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act and marketed these as officially certified seed potatoes, without permission of the variety owner. In total, it involved approximately 800 tonnes of seed potatoes of the 2012 crop of[…]