The Future Control of Food - A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security
This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity, and food security. Following an introduction and overview of the issues, comprehensive chapters cover negotiations and instruments in the World Trade Organization, Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, and various other international bodies. The final part discusses civil society responses to relevant changes and developments in these issues, how they affect the direction of research and development, the nature of global negotiation processes and various alternative futures.
The book is available in soft and hardback, in English and Spanish, and freely downloadable from the idrc website.
Chinese translation available in paperback (ISBN 978-7-109-17226-5) and also available to download from here. WARNING: This is a large file, just over 30Mb