India-US Basmati Rice Dispute


This study highlighted the implications related to biopiracy when US patent office granted Basmati patent right to an American company RiceTec Inc, in late 1997. Basmati rice is a type of rice which grown in the Himalayan and Pakistan. It is long grain rice with notable fragrance and nut-like flavor. With Basmati patent right, RiceTec Inc can produce Basmati rice outside of India and it will definitely cause great loss for India’s and Pakistan’s global market. The detail about the case study can be obtained from the following link:

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