The plants that feed us, and that feed other animals on the planet, have all grown from seeds. Where do these seeds come from, and who owns them?

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Gov.UK, (2019) Farm Saved Seed, [online], Available from: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farm-saved-seed, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

EcoWatch, (2020) Seeds Must Be Publicly Owned, Food System Activists Urge, [online], Available from: https://www.ecowatch.com/seed-ownership-public-2649691409.html, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

The Guardian, (28/12/2020) Seed saving movement calls for seeds to be publicly owned, by Alexandra Genova, [online], Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/28/seed-saving-movement-calls-for-seeds-to-be-publicly-owned, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

Medium, (14/11/2019) Who Owns Our Crops and Seeds? by Abbey, [online], Available from: https://medium.com/no-fear-in-food-science/who-owns-our-crops-and-seeds-f5766c741bb2, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

Grain, (8/4/2015) Seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback, by La Via Campesina, [online], Available from: https://www.grain.org/article/entries/5142-seed-laws-that-criminalise-farmers-resistance-and-fightback, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

Garden Organic, (2020) Seed saving guidelines,  [online], Available from: https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/seed-saving-guidelines, [Accessed on 23/1/21]

BBC, (17/8/11), Huge seed bank to save rare UK flowers, [online], Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14557545,  [Accessed on 23/1/21]

BBC, (9/4/2020), Bushfires: UK seed bank helps save Australian wildflower lost in bushfires, Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52226349,  [Accessed on 23/1/21]

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