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Patents involving plants are often portrayed as a seriously negative phenomenon. In fact, they play an important and beneficial role in the development of better and more productive crops. As I have watched the controversy around the role of patents, particularly as related to biotech crops, it seems that critics have little understanding of why the patent system was created in the first place, how the patent system actually works, and what patents do and don’t mean in the commercial realm.
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