JAPAN: GENETECH'S LATE BLOOMER

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.

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.

THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE LIFE INDUSTRY

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.

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.

THE CHICKPEA SCANDAL: TRUST OR CONSEQUENCES?

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.

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.

TOWARDS OUR SUI GENERIS RIGHTS

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.

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.

WILL THE U.S. BREADBASKET LAST?

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.

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.

ENGINEERING THE BLUE REVOLUTION

As the worldwide fishing crisis continues, the industry is regearing itself to secure a continued supply of luxury fish to lucrative markets. Aquaculture and genetic engineering are being heralded by proponents of the Blue Revolution, as the ideal solution. GRAIN examines the record so far and looks at the future implications.

As the worldwide fishing crisis continues, the industry is regearing itself to secure a continued supply of luxury fish to lucrative markets. Aquaculture and genetic engineering are being heralded by proponents of the Blue Revolution, as the ideal solution. GRAIN examines the record so far and looks at the future implications.