Biodiversità agricola e tutela degli agricoltori dall'Hold-Up brevettuale: il caso degli OGM = Agricultural Biodiversity and the Protection of Farmers from Patent Hold-Up: The Case of GMOs

@inproceedings{Tebano2014BiodiversitAE,
  title={Biodiversit{\`a} agricola e tutela degli agricoltori dall'Hold-Up brevettuale: il caso degli OGM = Agricultural Biodiversity and the Protection of Farmers from Patent Hold-Up: The Case of GMOs},
  author={Gianluigi Tebano},
  year={2014}
}
This paper analyzes the problems originating from patentability of modern agricultural biotechnology. The progressive and increasingly broad patent protection granted to such inventions, pose, in fact, serious risks in safeguarding biodiversity and protecting farmers. In the first part of the paper - after clarifying what is meant by biotechnology, new plant varieties and genetically modified organisms - a few international instruments are taken into consideration. Since the seventies, the… CONTINUE READING