Patents: A Recipe for Problems?

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Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 38
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5898.38

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The booming market for so-called ready-to-use therapeutic foods such as Plumpy'nut (see main text) is placing Nutriset, a company in France that together with the French government owns the patent to Plumpy'nut and similar pastes, under scrutiny.