Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:37 pm Post subject: Patenting of Genes - Ownership by Multinationals?
Monday, 13 Feb 2012, 5.30pm, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Should corporations have the right to patent your genes and our crops? Our government thinks they do. Around the world, large corporations have been developing genetically modified (GM) seeds, patenting them and aggressively protecting their rights, while other corporations have been patenting human genes.
Is in it in our interest for corporations to gain control of our food system and commercialise the human body and its genetic material? Does anyone, for that matter, have a right to put a patent on genes – the essence of life?
Join the experts for a special Q&A session to discuss this critical issue.
Date: Monday, 13 February 2012
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start (finish by 7.30-7.45pm)
Location: Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
RSVP: email@example.com by 12 noon, Mon, 13 Feb 12
Lawyers can claim 1.5 CLE points for this session
Supported by The Truefood Network, Sydney Centre for International Law, 3dots Studio and Transition Bondi.
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