Pretty sure something like this already exists in the USA
Whats makes u pretty sure?. No it doesnt. Monsato etc r trying to fet it through. They already have bought patent rights on certain seeds etc and would love nothing better than to wipe out self seeding seeds in favour of their buy every year seeds. Its mega bucks. Theres heaps of info on this stuff just not in mainstream as most peopke r fkwits who cant see how anything past tge end of tgeir noses affects them.
Digger's nursery in victoria, Seed Savers in the USA etc are trying to get people using old school plants to revitalise and save gardening and food production. Now yes gm and plant crossbreading to increase yeilds has a pl ace in order to supply enough foid to the world, but modding seed so its unable to reproduce and u r forced to buy more from a monopoly provider is just evil in every sense of the word.
and if u think it won't affect brewing ur wring.. What do we make beer from again... Oh yeah cerial crop. Number 1 on the hitlist (from memory tomatos r number 2).
Edit. For those that rnt familuar with corporate history monsanto bought us saccharine/aspartame (artifical swetnes), DDT and 245T aka agent orange. They have also been fined in various countries for bribery of officiala to agee that their chemical products were safe for consumption
Edit 2. Canr find the ref atm, but F1 hybrid glasshouse tomatoe seeds (corporately owned seed patent) is $483k a kilo. Yes $483,000 per kilo of seed. Gold is about $52k a kilo. as opposed to 'publicly owned' heirloom seed which is under $500 a kilo.