Fwd:USDA PROTECTS 24 NEW PLANT VARIETIES

Ava Devenport essenheal at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 12 10:42:35 EDT 2000


Dear List Members:

Please be aware that some of these varieties are being produced by Monsanto 
and Novartis.  As far as I am aware, both of these companies are strong 
supporters of genetically-engineered germplasms.  I truly don't know the 
status of some of the others.

Blessings,
Ava

>To: <essenheal at iname.com>
>Subject:USDA PROTECTS 24 NEW PLANT VARIETIES
>Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 08:00:51 -0500
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>From: "Unkenholz, Becky" <Becky.Unkenholz at usda.gov>
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>Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 2:43 PM
>Subject: USDA PROTECTS 24 NEW PLANT VARIETIES
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> > AMS NEWS RELEASE
> > AMS Release No. 152-00
> > Jessica E. Faust (202) 720-8998
> > jessica.faust at usda.gov <mailto:jessica.faust at usda.gov>
> > Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
> > billy.cox at usda.gov <mailto:billy.cox at usda.gov>
> > USDA PROTECTS 24 NEW PLANT VARIETIES
> > WASHINGTON, June 9, 2000--The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued
> > certificates of protection to developers of 24 new varieties of
> > seed-reproduced plants. They include bean, pea, pepper, potato, soybean,
> > squash, watermelon, and wheat.
> > The 24 certificates are being issued under the Plant Variety Protection
>Act.
> > The certificates require that the varieties be new, distinct, uniform 
>and
> > stable. The owners will have the exclusive right to reproduce, sell,
>import
> > and export their products in the United States for the duration of
> > protection.
> > The 24 certificates are:
> > * the Fargo, Buckskin, and Voyager varieties of bean, developed by
> > Novartis Seeds, Inc., Boise, Idaho;
> > * the 92B72, 92B61, 92B52, and 92B91 varieties of soybean, developed
> > by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Johnston, Iowa;
> > * the Yumar, Prowers, and Prairie Red varieties of wheat, developed by
> > Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Fort Collins, Colo.;
> > * the W-9811, W-9812, and Summer Flavor-900 varieties of watermelon,
> > developed by Abbott and Cobb, Inc., Feasterville, Pa.;
> > * the Legacy variety of pea, developed by Pure Line Seeds, Inc.,
> > Moscow, Iowa;
> > * the Super Sugar Snap variety of pea, developed by Novartis Seeds,
> > Inc., Boise, Idaho;
> > * the Prairie Fire variety of pepper, developed by Hollar & Co.,
> > Inc./Ronald D. Goebel, Rocky Ford, Colo.;
> > * the Island Sunshine variety of potato, developed by Loo Brothers
> > (Gerrit, Evert), Canada;
> > * the Penta variety of potato, developed by P.R. and J.P. Dijkhuis,
> > The Netherlands;
> > * the NL10-RBK variety of potato, developed by Monsanto Company, St.
> > Louis, Mo.;
> > * the NorDonna variety of potato, developed by NDSU Research
> > Foundation, Fargo, N.D.;
> > * the Whitaker variety of squash, developed by Cornell Research
> > Foundation, Inc., Ithaca, N.Y.;
> > * the DP 5644RR variety of soybean, developed by Delta and Pine Land
> > Company d/b/a Deltapine Seed, Scott, Miss.;
> > * the Danatto variety of soybean, developed by NDSU Research
> > Foundation, Fargo, N.D.; and
> > * the 9313 variety of soybean, developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred
> > International, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa.
> > USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service administers the Plant Variety
> > Protection Act, which provides time limited marketing protection to
> > developers of new and distinct seed-reproduced and tuber-propagated 
>plants
> > ranging from farm crops to flowers. For additional information about the
> > Plant Variety Protection Act, contact the Plant Variety Protection 
>Office
>at
> > 301-504-5518 (tel.), 301-504-5291 (fax), or
>www.ams.usda.gov/science/pvp.htm
> >
> >
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