Without innovation, no future. But innovation requires a lot of money. The development of a new potato breed for instance, takes at least 10 years and costs up to 3 million euros! And what if someone else then runs off with it? Fortunately, this is where Breeders Trust comes in.
In the ideal world legislation would not be necessary. Everyone would understand that licenses must be met and that infringement and illegalities are unacceptable. In the real world, in addition to explanation and giving information, sufficient enforcement will be required to keep everyone in line.
Breeders Trust cannot do its duty and work as a standalone. Anyone who read this article and bares our principles at heart, is requested to report abuse and infringements: either anonymously or through the website: www.breederstrust.eu. This is in the interest not only of the breeders, but also in the interest of all of us, now and in the future. Breeders must continue to innovate and develop better varieties so that the generations to come have sufficient food supply.