This book discusses the often diverging risks and opportunities associated with genetically engineered organisms in terms of the environment, food safety, and economics and trade.Utility patents. Recognition for protection of inventions dates back to the US Constitution (US Patent Act United States Patent ... things, which previously were considered anon-patentable subject mattera became eligible for utility patent protection. ... The farmer need not sign the contract, but in that case will not legally be able to grow the seed. ... The farmer wishing to continue successful crops must purchase fresh seed each year, as the hybrid characteristics last only one generation.
|Title||:||Biological Resource Management in Agriculture Challenges and Risks of Genetically Engineered Organisms|
|Publisher||:||OECD Publishing - 2004-08-30|