The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) strongly opposes the UPOV91-compliant Plant Breeders' Bill, currently before Ghana's Parliament!
UPOV 91 (International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) is a legal convention that protects plant breeders when they create new varieties of plants. It does not protect the plants; rather it protects Intellectual Property Rights of the breeders. International agribusiness corporations want countries to pass UPOV 91-compliant laws because it means huge profits for those companies.
This dangerous bill when passed, will permit foreign agribusiness companies to develop 'new varieties' from organic Ghanaian seeds, which they will protect under Intellectual Property Rights. Our farmers will be forced by law to buy only these 'new varieties' of seeds every planting season!
If foreign corporations control our seed supply they control our food and will use this to have complete power over us. Our Parliament must not sign UPOV 91!
What can you do?
Phone, text, fax, email your local MP and District Council with the following messages:
* No to UPOV 91!
* No to the current Plant Breeders Bill!
* No to GMOs!