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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] $0 is no good

by Eco Generation | 12-06-2017 10:54 Comments 1 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

$0 is no good. by Eco-generation and Prof. Yun's Enviro-Energy Lab. There are 28 types of livestock worldwide. and there are 7,616 breeds. Different breeds have different genes. Genetic resources are what determine the breeds of animals and plants! A tomato with solid contents enhanced through genetic resources has been worth $250 million a year for the state of California. Genetic resources can be used in a variety of ways. The price of the seeds vary based on the genetic resources and breeding techniques. The worldwide seed market has grown to an estimated $45 billion as of 2012. However, the proceeds from genetic resources are not being properly distributed. A Swiss pharmaceutical company gains $3 billion in profits from developing a flu vaccine! How much profit went to China, owner of the genetic resource of the Star Anise? $0 The Korean Fir is genetic resource unique to South korea. How much is paid to the owner of the genetic resource, when the genetic resource is used? $0 As of 2016, a total of 86 countries have agreed on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits gained through genetic resources as per the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit sharing. It has become possible to preserve and sustainably use genetic resorces For further learning Convention on biodiversity and the Nagoya Protocol


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