18 Mar 2014

Access to genetic resources: the European Parliament votes new rules

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On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted new rules on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits resulting from their utilization (also known as ABS) in the European Union.[…]

“The Parliament vote is a landmark vote that will significantly impact the way biodiversity based R&D is conducted in the food and cosmetics industry”, says María Julia Oliva, Senior Coordinator for Policy and Technical Support at the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). […]

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