Seed regulationsarebased on the description and distinction of varieties stable over time to guaranteefairtrade. Uniformity is not an end in itself but allows distinction/description and guaranteesstability. This requirement for uniformity isoftenquestioned by new societal expectations (adaptation to climate change, variedfood, biodiversity). The new EU organicregulationalready questions these standards. When and how was the current system constructed? Whatdegree of heterogeneity do wealreadyacceptaccording to species and genetic constructions, whatdifferencebetween relative homogeneity and off-types, whattolerance can beacceptedaccording to national lists? Is it possible to revisitthese standards of homogeneity? Besides, whatexactly are marketersexpecting? GEVES took up these questions at a conferenceheld at SIVAL tradefair on 14 January 2020, nowavailable online at the followinglink (French version only) : See video
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