A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security
224 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Earthscan from Routledge
This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity and food security. Proceeding from an introduction and overview of the issues, comprehensive chapters cover negotiations and instruments in the World Trade Organisation, Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Intellectual Property Organisation, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants and various other international bodies. The final part discusses the responses of civil society groups to the changing global rules, how these changes affect the direction of research and development, the nature of global negotiation processes and various alternative futures.
Earthscan author Geoff Tansey participated in a special report for ABC TV Australia this week. Read the transcript of the report and watch the video on the ABC website.
Published with IDRC and QIAP.
"This is the best single summary of the political choices facing food and agriculture policymakers that has been written in this decade." Pat Mooney, Executive Director, the ETC Group
Geoff Tansey is a researcher and writer on intellectual property, food and agriculture and a Joseph Rowntree Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World. He is lead author of The Food System (1995) and co-editor of The Meat Business (1999) and Negotiating Health (2005).
Tasmin Rajotte has worked in the field of sustainable agriculture, food security and environment for a number of years and is the representative for the Quaker International Affairs Programme (QIAP), Ottawa, Canada.