Petition against European patenting of plants and animals

The Dutch umbrella organisation for organic farming and food, Bionext considers patenting of life as unethical. In an online petition Bionext states that patenting gives companies the exclusive right to the use of genetics and it creates therefor monopolies. “Patents restrict innovation in breeding and thus the diversity of genetics for our food.”
With this petition Bionext wants to achieve that the Parliament of the European Union removes the patenting of plants and animals from the European patent legislation. Until now over 3.000 people singed this petition (in Dutch).