Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:19
Hello Blackest, I've just sent this (with a bit of plagiarism from you!)
'Dear Catherine Ashton,
As an ordinary UK resident member of the public I am asking you to please vote against the new Seed Law when it comes before you on 6th May 2013.
By forcing registration of all varieties of all crop species, the new law will prohibit old, rare and traditional public-domain farm varieties. This will guarantee huge profits for the seed industry but will be a terrible loss to the people of Europe as our agricultural heritage is outlawed overnight.
But most importantly it will be our children who, already facing a future of world food shortage, will suffer the devastating loss of diversity and opportunity to find solutions using both traditional and new growing solutions.
Thank you for reading this.
(I hope I've got it right, Julie)