Twelve nations and European Union join UN protocol on sharing genetic resources

by jeeg 2. July 2011 14:50
Twelve nations and the European Union today added their signatures to a United Nations treaty on the equitable sharing of the planet’s genetic resources in a ceremony at UN Headquarters. Representatives from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ital... [More]

COP10/ Nagoya meet OKs historic genetic deal

by jeeg 3. November 2010 23:26
It went down to the wire, but delegates to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) here reached agreement early Saturday on legally binding international rules for sharing benefits from genetic resources used in food, pharmaceuticals ... [More]

Can Negotiators Reach a Uniform Position on Patenting the World's Genetic Resources?

by jeeg 14. October 2010 20:29
High in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa grows a bristly shrub that embodies the tug-of-war taking place between industrialized and developing nations over the value of genetic resources—the genes found in plant, animal or microbial cells used for research as well as in commercial... [More]

Dispute Escalating Over Genetic Resources

by jeeg 5. July 2010 00:05
A new dispute is emerging between developing and industrialized countries, with the battle expected to reach a head in Nagoya. Developing countries are demanding a larger share of benefits from their supplies of the plants and micro-organisms that form the raw materials for many food, pharm... [More]
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