Posts Tagged "pesticides"

Counterfeiting and Intellectual Property

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

Counterfeiting Counterfeiting of plant science products is a growing problem. The volume of counterfeit products, such as pesticides, bears a range of detrimental effects for the industry, farmers, national economies and the environment. The negative impact of counterfeits includes: Economic risk for the farmer; potential loss of harvest due to use of an ineffective counterfeit product Discouragement to honest local entrepreneurs from investing in legitimate product development Hampering of investment, employment, technology transfer and tax revenues The use of illegal products may lead to...

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