Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Bing-Huei Chen  
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Fu Jen University


Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition - A Patent Analysis

Author(s): Kohila P. Vani, Mukesh Doble.


The paper discusses the patents that have been filed in the areas of sustainable development in agriculture, food and nutrition and use of natural resources in achieving this goal. A large number of patents deal with the production of fertilizers from animal manure, plant sources and other organic wastes, which are more sustainable that the chemical fertilizers that are being currently used. Sustainability in agriculture is achieved in developing processes for the manufacture of biopesticides/insecticides and bioactive agricultural products. Development of novel sustainable agricultural processes has also been the focus of researchers and technologists. Plant derived nutritious food products are sustainable and can cater for the growing population burden. This has been the focus of several patents. Processes for enhancing the nutrition in food also serve the purpose of catering for the under nourished population.

Keywords: Sustainability, green revolution, nutrition and food, patentability, natural resources, animal excrements, bioderived surfactant, Pesticidal effect, Fungicidal effect, Seaweed, herbicide

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Article Details

Year: 2011
Page: [133 - 141]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2212798411103020133
Price: $100