EU to sign International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. (News Briefs).
Commissioner David Byrne has welcomed the decision of the EU's
Council of Ministers that the European Union will sign the International
Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Treaty
aims to protect the world's most important agricultural plant
species in order to safeguard global food security. The Treaty provides
for free access to plant genetic resources for research and breeding.
Recipients marketing products arising from that access will have to pay
back into the system an equitable share of the monetary and other