Latest Geographical indication Stories

2010-06-14 09:05:00

Tequila and cheese may sound like the makings of an awkward cocktail party, but new research shows that they have a lot to tell us about efforts to boost rural economies around the world. Over the past 10-15 years, there has been a surge of interest from developing countries in creating protective measures known as geographical indications (GIs), which many countries view as tools that can help them compete in the global economy. GIs define a specific product according to its historical,...

2008-06-19 06:00:23

A GROWING number of firms are applying to have their products protected from "imitators", partly driven by a resurgence in demand for authentic products which has raised the value of trade names. The process can be lengthy - it took Melton Mowbray's pork pie producers ten years to win their legal battle despite massive publicity, including campaigners submitting a 10,000-signature petition to the government and public support from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The first step is to...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.