Monthly Archives: June 2016

Backgrounder: Canada and International Biodiversity Law

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) entered into force on 12 October 2014 and is of relevance to many bio-based sectors like agriculture, botanicals, cosmetics, food and beverage, industrial biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Greater legal certainty and transparency can help providers and users of genetic resources (GR) and associated traditional knowledge (ATK) by creating…
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Regulating marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction

Marine genetic resources are likely to be useful for the development of new drugs, compounds, for use in food and industrial process, among others. For both pharmaceutical companies and researchers, this offers an opportunity to engage in marine bioprospecting, by searching for new genes and biomolecules of plants and animals located in oceans. Despite the…
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