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The Dogon people of Mali are widely known for their unique culture, including a well-developed system of traditional medicine.
The Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRA) met in Geneva on 8-11 December 2014. It was the second of three meetings of the Committee to take place b
Regulate synthetic biology now: 194 countries
SynBioWatch, 20 Oct 2014
Beijing, 20 Oct (Chee Yoke Ling) – With no concrete increase in financing for biodiversity in sight, concerns are growing that most developed countries are retreating from their commitment to provide financial resources to developing countries.
Plant variety protection based on the 1991 Act of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 91) will make it harder for small-scale farmers to access improved seeds, a key feature of the right to food of resource-poor farmers, says a new report.