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|Title:||Functional Foods — The IPR Angle|
|Authors:||Krishna, G A|
|Abstract:||As the health and safety aspects of foods become very important, the importance of functional food is reaching to higher heights. The functional food even though appears to be of recent origin, has history and origin of some of the active ingredients being present in traditional, ethnic and in conventional food in different countries. This raises a very important question from IPR angle of how one can on the one hand protect the traditional knowledge and on the other hand give credit to innovators who show the functional attributes of a food by isolating a biomolecule. It is this aspect that requires an analysis in terms of the source of such functional food and additives, the guidelines on health claims and the need to correlate the end result of claimed functionality through the technological intervention especially from a commercial angle of the functional food in this competitive market. The article addresses these issues from various angles.|
|ISSN:||0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:|| JIPR Vol.06(4) [July 2001]|
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