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FOOD SECURITY, PLANT PATHOLOGY AND QUARANTINE


NORMAN BORLAUG
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Lisboa 27, Apartado Postal 6-641, 06600 Mxico, D.F., Mexico

The global plant pathology knowledge-base should be the basis for facilitating scientifically based decisions relative to quarantine regulations that will ensure the safe and responsible exchange of crop germplasm across international boundaries. This is a critical issue when globalization of agriculture is taking place and when non-tariff trade barriers will assume greater importance during the implementation of the new World Trade Organization protocol.