The Future Control of Food: An Essential Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security|
by Geoff Tansey (Editor), Tamsin Rajotte (Editor)
This practical book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of
intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity and food security.
Proceeding from an introduction and overview of the issues, comprehensive
chapters cover negotiations and instruments in the World Trade Organization,
Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World
Intellectual Property Organization, the International Union for the Protection
of New Varieties of Plants and various other international bodies.
This guide is an essential tool for everyone involved in shaping the future of
food including negotiators, activists, environmentalists, food and intellectual
property researchers, companies, farmer groups and all others affected by global
Published with IDRC and QIAP
About the Author
Geoff Tansey is a researcher and writer on intellectual property, food and
agriculture and a Joseph Rowntree Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World. He is
lead author of The Food System (1995) and co-editor of The Meat Business (1999)
and Negotiating Health (2005).
Tamsin Rajotte has worked in the field of sustainable agriculture, food security
and environment for a number of years and is the representative for the Quaker
International Affairs Program (QIAP), Ottawa, Canada.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (February 2008)