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Seed Treaty Signed; U.S., Japan Abstain

Science  09 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5545, pp. 1263-1264
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5545.1263b

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Delegates from 116 nations have agreed on a landmark treaty intended to ease exchange of seed collections held in the world's agricultural "gene banks." The United States and Japan were the sole holdouts, both abstaining from a final vote taken 3 November in Rome.

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