biopiracy biopiracy

Definition(s):

  • (n) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use

Quotes

  1. "From my point of view, the real biopiracy is the destruction of the biodiversity of the Amazon," said Lovejoy, president of the Heinz Center for Science Economics and the Environment.
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: Thomas Lovejoy Source: Daily Journal (subscription)

  2. "Developing countries are a recognized repository of traditional knowledge," Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath said at a recent conference. "We have, therefore, sought measures to prevent biopiracy of biological material and to prevent...
    on May 11, 2006 By: Kamal Nath Source: Wall Street Journal

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /