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Naktuinbouw Appoints New Chairman

ZOETERMEER, the Netherlands: The Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture Naktuinbouw today announced the appointment of Ms. Agnes van Ardenne as chairman with effect from 1st January 2017. She succeeds Henk Lange who, after a 30-year career at Naktuinbouw will step...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016
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House Fails to Address Critical H-2B Provision

COLUMBUS, USA: AmericanHort is deeply disappointed at the House of Representatives’ failure to renew the H-2B Returning Worker Exemption, a policy that was enacted on a bipartisan basis one year ago, and would help to ensure that small and seasonal businesses in the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2016
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Update on the Nagoya Protocol and its EU implementation

by Philippe de Jong* BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Nagoya Protocol, signed in 2010, aims to ensure that the country of origin of the planet’s genetic resources, gets a fair share of the benefits of that resource when it is researched or developed. This article provides a...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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The chaos has arrived

by Thomas Leidereiter HAMBURG, Germany: In the 2014 CIOPORA Chronicle published by FloraCulture International, the author predicted: “… the envisaged revision of the EU trade mark system is highly detrimental to legal certainty and, consequently, to the interests of breeders...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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The Colombian people reject the Peace deal!

MIAMI, USA: Our man in the USA, William Armellini told FCI today that Colombian voters have rejected a referendum on Sunday on the FARC peace deal with 50.2% voting against it. According to Reuters, Colombians defied opinion polls on Sunday by voting against a peace...
Posted On 04 Oct 2016
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Brexit can only make business more difficult and more expensive

UCKFIELD, UK: Plants For Europe (PFE) , Europe’s leading independent plant breeders’ agent, based in East Sussex, England feels it is important to outline what they foresee as the likely implications of Brexit for plant breeders, both British and from other countries, and...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016
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