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While patent data are now readily available for most nations, these data are still of minimal use for economic analysis. The OECD Technology Concordance (OTC) presented in this paper allows researchers to transform IPC-based patent data into patent counts by sector of the economy.
The objective of this workshop was to discuss aspects related to the nutritional assessment of novel foods and novel feeds. More specifically, participants reviewed and made recommendations in the following key areas: Nutritional assessment as a tool to substantiate nutritional/efficacy claims and establishing safety; The challenges in assessing the nutritional value of future products for which compensatory changes are expected to
This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of potatoes by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients and toxicants. A general description of these components is provided. Also included are considerations to be taken when assessing new potato varieties.
This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of sugar beet by identifying the key food and feed nutrients and anti-nutrients. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is backgroun...
The Internet is providing firms with new ways to conduct business and exchange and communicate information and ideas. In doing so, it is enabling companies to improve efficiency and develop novel ways to co-ordinate activities.
This consensus document identifies the key nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents that may contribute to the nutritional or anti-nutritional properties of low erucic acid rapeseed (canola). It contains a general description of the use of low erucic acid rapeseed as both a food and a feed product. The main nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents in both low erucic acid rapeseed oil and low erucic acid rapeseed meal are
The objective of the Conference was to bring together a diverse group of participants for a constructive dialogue on the underlying science for assessing transgenic organisms in the environment. The emphasis was on transgenic crops because these ...
This report is a summary of exchange of ideas held during the Consultation. Specialists exchanged ideas on the desirability of and possible approaches to xenotransplantation-associated infectious disease surveillance, both at country level and internationally.
Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.
The following are the key activities under the Working Party on Biotechnology (WPB).