Turmeric lattes are gaining international popularity but they also symbolize the threat faced by traditional knowledge with commercial exploitation. The Guardian reported that cafes and restaurants from across Sydney to San Francisco have introduced the drink - a combination of milk and ground haldi (turmeric), to their menu. Google singled out turmeric latte as a…Read more
About: Vipal Jain
Vipal Jain is a Research Assistant with ABS Canada. Her interest in international intellectual property, biotechnology and sustainable development brings her to ABS. Vipal is currently a second year JD law student at the University of Ottawa. She is also the co-founder of BioTown, a nonprofit organization in Ottawa that encourages accessible science. Vipal holds a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in genetics and biotechnology from the University of Toronto.
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Genetic resources offer a unique approach to climate change mitigation. In Canada, average temperatures over the last sixty years have increased by 1.5 degrees. As a whole, the climate has also become wetter based on trends indicating increased annual average precipitation. This has impact on agriculture and food security. Plant genetic diversity can assist…Read more
Despite the absence of national access and benefit sharing (ABS) laws in Canada, there is still an opportunity to strengthen ABS among the Canadian farming community. The international framework surrounding ABS is defined by agreements including the The International Treaty on Plant and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)…Read more
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