by GAIA/GRAIN | 25 Apr 1998
by Biothai, GRAIN | 25 Mar 1998
by GRAIN | 25 Mar 1998
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.
by GRAIN | 20 Mar 1998
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.
by RAFI | 15 Mar 1998
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.
by GRAIN | 1 Feb 1998
by Dan Leskien & Michael Flitner | 1 Feb 1998
by Carlos M. Correa | 1 Feb 1998
by Gurdial Singh Nijar | 1 Feb 1998
by Dr Owain Williams | 1 Feb 1998
by Professor Dr. Yos Santasombat | 1 Feb 1998
by GRAIN | 25 Dec 1997
In December a GRAIN/Biothai seminar in Thailand focused on the TRIPS Agreement of the WTO, and more specifically the implications of this agreement for rights over biodiversity and related knowledge. Included in this overview is "The Thammasat Resolution", a common position reached by the participants.
by GRAIN | 20 Dec 1997
US trade and agriculture representatives like to present the US as the world's breadbasket, consistently producing ever-increasing amounts of safe and nutritious food for a hungry world. Close examination finds instead, that the endless drive to maximise production is taking its toll, on both US society and the environment.