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Biopiracy, TRIPS and the Patenting of Asia's Rice Bowl

Assisi Foundation, Biothai, CEC, GRAIN, Greens Philippines, Hayuma, MAPISAN, MASIPAG, PAN Indonesia, PDG, SIBAT, TREE, Dr Romy Quijano (University of the Philippines) and Dr Oscar Zamora (University of the Philippines). | 25 May 1998 | Reports

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Ten reasons not to join UPOV

GAIA/GRAIN | 15 May 1998 | Reports

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TRIPs versus CBD

GAIA/GRAIN | 25 April 1998 | Reports

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SIGNPOSTS To Sui Generis Rights

Biothai, GRAIN | 25 March 1998 | Reports

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A look at the current development of Japanese genetic engineering technology and the implications of unleashing a booming Japanese biotech industry on farmers and consumers around the world.

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Next June the Swiss will vote on a constitutional amendment that aims to protect human health and the environment from the possible risks of genetic engineering, a vote which could have important repercussions for the genetech industry, governments and consumers worldwide.

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A squabble over chickpeas is turning into a moratorium on intellectual property claims on CGIAR germplasm and calls for an External Review of UPOV and the world's faulty Plant Breeders Rights regime.

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