Wednesday, January 19, 2000, 4:50:55 AM, you wrote:
>> *** MEXICAN BEAN BIOPIRACY ***
>> US-Mexico Legal Battle Erupts over Patented "Enola" Bean
>> Plant Breeders' Wrongs Continues
KW> almost the same as the "amaranth" case. moral seems to be
KW> declining. let's look on what cgiar will say to it. and let's
KW> hope there will be some active NGO (some hopwefully call them
KW> Non-GOVERNABLE Organisations) in mexico.
The Mexican Secretariat is following this up and giving the issue high
priority. It turns out that the Asufrado variety was developed in the
70's by INIFAP (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y
Agropecuarios), the Ag Secretariat's research division and a number of
strains were registered at that time. DNA tests have been done and it
also turns out that the DNA of the variety patented in the U.S. is
identical to that of the registered Asufrados. Not only will will the
Sinaloa growers come out on top, but the patent is likely to be
revoked and the basis for the patent's being issued in the first place
is also on the firing line here.
KW> but don't be too desperateraly disappointed. it's like i said
KW> last year: the wolfes are just starting to kill themselves:
For wolves there are wolfhounds.
And remember Pancho Villa.
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