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Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development in Health and Agriculture: Emerging Connections

By: Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and WHO

229 pages, Figs, tabs

World Health Organisation

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #68022 | ISBN: 9275115605
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Among the many issues to be considered in developing and analyzing pertinent policies for the sustainable use of biodiversity are human health concerns. This book concentrates on two areas related to human health - drug discovery and improved nutrition through advances in agriculture.


Emerging connections between biodiversity and biotechnology - bioprospecting models; the nexus between biodiversity and biotechnology in pharmaceuticals and agriculture; politics and policies; economic valuation of biodiversity; legal issues - intellectual property rights and contracts.

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