no patents on beer! — Germany

No patents on beer!

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Carlsberg beer brands in Germany

Heineken beer brands in Germany

Heineken hold a share of 49,9% of the German Brau Holding International (BHI). In 2004 Carlsberg took over the Holsten Brewery inculding many regional well-known beer brands.

In Germany a broad alliance against patents on life has already been formed.
No patents on seeds!

The organizations standing behind „no patents on seeds“ are concerned about the increasing number of patents on plants, seeds and livestock as well as the resulting consequences for farmers, breeders, food producers and consumers.
These patents represent an abuse of the patent law to appropriate the foundation of human livelihood. We demand a fundamental change of the European Patent Law to prohibit future patents on breeding procedures, breeding material, plants, animals as well as foods from these sources.

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