Access, benefit sharing of genetic resources gain ground in Asean

Business Mirror: SERIOUS environmental concerns affect people and governments in the Asean region--climate change, pollution, forest fires and haze, access to clean water, land conversion, and mining, among others. One that is currently gaining greater attention is the issue of access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic resources. In the past, there has been an imbalance in the use of genetic resources. Large companies--such as those in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and mining industries--generally earn millions......

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