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Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and entitled to protection under the law known as Biodiversity Act. – M S Swaminathan, the scientist who established a research foundation (MSSRF) with proceeds from the First World Food Prize (1987) | Learn more about his commitment to fostering inherited knowledge>>

Source: Harnessing Science for Sustainable Development
Date visited:  14 July 2019

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