A library patron recently requested Muriel Lightbourne's 2005 article, "The FAO Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?" (Journal of International Business and Law, vol. 2, 2005, 15-24.) The article examines the impact of intellectual property rights on the implementation of the treaty on plant genetic resources. Some say that the treaty constitutes a direct challenge to private property.
(The treaty was updated in 2009, and that version is available in full-text online.)
To obtain this article, please contact us at fao-library-reference [at] fao.org.