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dc.contributor.creatorDownes, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-05T14:16:26Z
dc.date.available2013-04-05T14:16:26Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationDownes, G.(2004),'TRIPs and food security: Implications of the WTO's TRIPS Agreement for food security in the developing world', British Food Journal, Vol.106(5), p366-379.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/1829
dc.description.abstractThis paper serves as a short introductory overview of the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement and the extent to which it impinges on food security in the developing world. Looks at the motivation for the TRIPs Agreement, the transformation in agriculture wrought by the “gene revolution” and the consequent rush to patents. The potential impact of the Agreement, namely Article 27.3(b) on the developing world, is then assessed. Claims that a consolidation of the seed industry has led to certain firms enjoying monopoly privileges, whch is at variance with the WTO’s aspiration of greater liberalization of trade. However, the greatest danger to food security in developing countries may come from the implementation of the UPOV Convention, which has been used by powerful states as a means to ensure the compliance of developing countries with the provisions of the TRIPs Agreement.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherBritish Food Journalen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBritish Food Journal;106/5
dc.rightsThis article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here www.dspace.mic.ul.ie Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The definitve version of British Food Journal,(2004) Vol.106(5), is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0007-070xen
dc.subjectBiotechnologyen
dc.subjectConventionsen
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectLaws and legislationen
dc.subjectPatentsen
dc.titleTRIPs and food security: Implications of the WTO's TRIPS agreement for food security in the developing world (Pre-published version)en
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden
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