Can we modify the field to restrict it to research that benefits a particular list of less-developed countries, or only for subsistence uses?

No, as we'd like the technology to be used widely to make products for public good or for a profit, and in many places food security is best enhanced by enhancing profitability for small and medium enterprises. Restrictions to particular countries or subsistence uses, so-called "humanitarian" licenses, actually do not serve sustainable development in that as soon as a small enterprise using the technology begins to flourish beyond "subsistence", perhaps surpassing income limits like those in the Golden Rice agreements, or prospers enough to export to neighbouring more developed country markets, under such a provision it loses freedom to operate. We would like the holders of BIOS licenses to use the technology in ways that overcome barriers to sustainability, not to create new ones.

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