In the article "Researchers share IP to help feed the hungry,"
Drew Meunier commented on the intellectual property implications to corporations and universities who are sharing technology and research to develop agricultural products for feeding the hungry. "Corporations will generally want to maintain control of the technology, even while it is being used by the public sector, e.g. by universities and foundations," said Meunier. Scientists and humanitarian foundations have joined to form a group called the Public-Sector Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture ("PIPRA"). The group aims to balance intellectual property issues with the need to feed hungry people.