The EU is preparing legislation that will make it illegal to grow crops that are not on a list of approved seeds? A list that currently 60% dominated by big corporations like Monsanto, AstraZenecar and others? The pros list are basically only hybrids - which means that you can not take next year's seed from this crop.
If you are in the EU please sign the petition and pass it around as much as you can.
Yes this type of thing is happening more and more, There is so much corruption and money deals that go on between big agro/chemical corporations.
Monsanto have taken many farmers to court for trying to save seed for next years planting, claiming it was patented seed that they owned.