biopiracy :

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

  • Thomas Lovejoy in Daily Journal (subscription)
    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.
  • Kamal Nath in Wall Street Journal
    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...

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