The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)]
Lisa M. Hamilton follows the story of Jim Meyers, a broccoli plant breeder and college professor, as he struggles to fight off patents for plant breeding. Hamilton states that although plant breeding was regarded as a collaborative effort, the increase in patents “discourage sharing” and are stifling (74).
Hamilton exposes the impact patents will have on plant breeders and farmers. This article focuses on the collaborative effort of farmers to discourage all patents and maintain group-sharing practices.
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