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Rethinking IPRs on agro-biotechnological innovations in the context of food security
Autori/Curatori: Gabriella Vindigni, Giuseppe La Terra 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2016 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  0 Dimensione file:  142 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2016-002007
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This paper engages in the debate on how agro-biotechnological innovations can influence food security. IPRs are considerate an important incentive for research initiatives based on genetic resources and they encourage investments in agricultural innovations. However, concerns have risen about the current system of IPR in plant improvement over its impact on food security. IPRs may affect the accessibility and availability of a large number of agricultural products, undermining food security.

Questo lavoro costituisce un contributo al dibattito su come le innovazioni agro-biotecnologiche possono influenzare la sicurezza alimentare. I diritti di proprietà intellettuale sono considerati un importante incentivo per le iniziative di ricerca basate sulle risorse genetiche e incoraggiano gli investimenti sulle innovazioni agricole. Tuttavia, l’impatto sulla sicurezza alimentare dell’attuale sistema dei diritti di proprietà intellettuale, riguardante il miglioramento delle piante, desta alcune perplessità. I diritti di proprietà intellettuale possono condizionare l’accessibilità e la disponibilità di un ampio numero di prodotti agricoli, ledendo la sicurezza alimentare.
Keywords: Sicurezza alimentare, agro-biotecnologia, accesso al cibo, diritti di proprietà intellettuale, diritto del costitutore, privilegio dell’agricoltore.

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Gabriella Vindigni, Giuseppe La Terra, Sicurezza alimentare, innovazioni agro-biotecnologiche e i diritti di proprietà intellettuale in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2016, pp. , DOI:10.3280/RISS2016-002007


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