Innovation in plant breeding has delivered phenomenal benefits to society, including improved quality of seeds, higher productivity of crops, increased farmer incomes, lower food prices, and reductions in, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Intellectual property protection, including plant variety protection rights (PVPs) and patents, helps drive innovation for more productive and sustainable seeds by providing an incentive to innovators to take entrepreneurial risks that, if successful, benefit us all.
IP for Vegetarians: Soybean crops
For over 3,000 years soybeans have been part of diets across southeast Asia and, in many countries, an essential part of their culture. In recent decades though, this versatile crop has exploded in production and expanded to new corners of the world.01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
IP for Farmers & Consumers: rapeseed
Rapeseed, also known as canola, has been cultivated around the world for four thousand years.01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
IP in agricultural innovation: rice
Rice is the second-most widely consumed crop on the planet, providing an essential food supply to nearly 3.5 billion people each year.01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
Intellectual Property in the Public Sector
The public sector also use IP to ensure the hard work of their research teams is protected and rewarded. Some of the most revolutionary inventions of the past century — from MP3s to insulin drugs — were developed and patented by the public sector. More on www.ip52.org01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
Helping Farmers Grow
New technologies over the past century, from tractors to biotech crops, have provided growers with the tools needed to sustainably meet the needs of our growing population while protecting the world around us. More on www.ip52.org01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
IP by numbers: infographic
Why do ideas matter? Take a look at infographics and videos from Ideas Matter www.ideasmatter.com01-12-2017 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
Intellectual Property In our Daily Lives
In our modern world, IP touches and improves every aspect of our lives. It rewards innovators for turning ideas, from a better cup of coffee to a more energy efficient car, into the technologies that sustain and enhance our world. More on www.ip52.org16-07-2014 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
IP Makes the World a Sweeter Place
Biotech sugarbeets are one of the fastest adopted farm technologies in history. Today, 20% of sugar produced around the globe comes from a rustic crop that is often mistaken for common root vegetables: the sugarbeet!02-07-2014 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
IP: Good for your heart!
Learn more about this work and how IP has helped make it possible by downloading the ''IP In Ag Innovation Series: Sunflowers'' infographic.22-04-2014 FACTSHEETS/INFOGRAPHICS
How Crops are Genetically Modified?
The infographic presents four main ways in which crops have been genetically modified by humans: traditional breeding, mutagenesis, RNA interference and transgenics.14-03-2014 REPORTS
Public Attitudes to Science - UK Survey
Public Attitudes to Science 2014 is the fifth in a series of studies looking at attitudes to science, scientists and science policy among the UK public. It shows that the UK public are as enthusiastic about science as they ever have been.01-03-2014 REPORTS
GM Science Update: A Report to the UK Council for Science and Technology
This paper considers the recent developments in the science of GM crops since the Royal Society published its report ‘Reaping the Benefits – Sustainable Intensification of Global Agriculture’ in 2009.05-11-2013 VIDEOS
What is Intellectual Property?
Simon Dack, Intellectual Property Lawyer in Amsterdam, Netherlands explains what intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights and patents are, and how it all relates to agriculture. More on www.ip52.org01-06-2013 REPORTS
EASAC: Planting the Future
Agriculture faces major challenges to deliver food security at a time of increasing pressures. The new EU legislation requiring farmers to reduce reliance on crop protection chemicals creates additional challenges for maintaining levels of crop productivity.17-01-2013 VIDEOS
Arctic® Apple 24 Hour Time-Lapse
Compare a sliced nonbrowning Arctic® Golden and a conventional Golden Delicious over a 24 hour time-lapse and see the difference for yourself !01-01-2013 REPORTS
The Socio-Economic Impacts of Currently Commercialised Genetically Engineered Crops
This review summarises the results of the literature on the broader set of socio-economic impacts of genetically engineered crops.09-02-2009 REPORTS
Making Sense of GM
Sense about Science: In the guide scientists and agriculturalists explain what is the genetic modification of plants and why scientists are doing it, putting GM into the context of developing plant breeding.
GMOinfo.eu/uk is operated by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council (abc). Comprising of five member companies, abc works with the food chain and research community to invest in a broad range of crop technologies – including conventional and advanced breeding techniques, such as GM.