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Intellectual property fundamentally contributes to #inequality argues Peter Drahos

One of the biggest changes in  food systems in recent decades has been the widespread expansion of the intellectual property (IP) regime from seeds to trademarks to access to knowledge. This is having a major impact across the world in … Continue reading

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From India’s green to greed to evergreen revolution – M S Swaminathen discusses a lifetime’s work

In 2009, I met M S Swaminathan during a visit to India. A plant genetistist, who was at Cambridge at the same time as Watson and Crick, he is often known as the father of India’s green revolution. A towering … Continue reading

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Great start for the free, on-line Food Systems Academy launched Monday 27 October

I’m delighted that the new on-line, open education resource, the Food Systems Academy got off to a great start yesterday. Many thanks to all those who have already tweeted – @FoodSystemsAcad – and blogged about it. It provides a dozen key-note talks … Continue reading

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Fire in the blood – seeds in the ground

Forget the Oscars. Go and see – if you can find it – Fire in the Blood – a new film released this weekend in the UK that was an official selection for the Sundance Film festival. It is not … Continue reading

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