Featured: Plant breeding

by Jeremy Cherfas on January 9, 2013

kctomato — obviously a made-up name — takes a philosophical approach to the problem of plant breeding and intellectual property rights:

One man sees bricks and builds walls for borders and prisons, another sees bricks and builds walls for schools and hospitals.

Limiting genes and thus diversity through utility patents in particular may be keeping some from doing more than what another be holding onto.

But does that fix the problem?

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noor bas January 10, 2013 at 1:08 am

and another man finds science and gets an audience.
I came across a New Years pep- overview talk onhttp://www.biofortified.org/2013/01/mark-lynass-oxford-farming-conf-speech/
and another man is fatherly challenging

Is this as good as it gets?
Yes, but I am a somewhat old person.

Happy new year, Luigi and Jeremy, and thanks!


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