The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

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Earthscan, 1999 - Science - 398 pages
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In this authoritative and comprehensive volume the authors explain the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity on access and benefit-sharing, the effect of national laws to implement these, and aspects of typical contracts for the transfer of materials. They provide a unique sector-by-sector analysis of how genetic resources are used, the scientific, technological and regulatory trends and the different markets in Pharmaceuticals, Botanical Medicines, Crop Development, Horticulture, Crop Protection, Biotechnology (in fields other than healthcare and agriculture) and Personal Care and Cosmetics Products.This will be an essential sourcebook for all those in the commercial chain, from raw material collection to product discovery, development and marketing, for governments and policy-makers drafting laws on access and for all the institutions, communities and individuals involved in the conservation, use, study and commercialisation of genetic resources.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Natural Personal Care
9
Recommendations 325
12
Regulating Access to Genetic
13
9
15
Conclusions 313
32
Pharmaceutical Industry
34
and develop a new drug
47
The Botanical Medicine Industry
78
Appendix B Scientific and Common Names
96
The Development of Major Crops
117
Tentative List of Crops
120
Appendix E Regulatory Frameworks
129
From where and from whom do breeders
135
Horticulture
157
Glossary 356
173

of a New Drug by a Major Pharmaceutical Company
65
Appendix A The Influence of Natural
73

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About the author (1999)

Luc J. A. Mougeot is Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he initiated the Cities Feeding People program initiative in 1997.

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