Bioprospecting as Sophisticated Biopiracy

@article{Shiva2007BioprospectingAS,
  title={Bioprospecting as Sophisticated Biopiracy},
  author={V. Shiva},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={307 - 313}
}
  • V. Shiva
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
B ioprospecting is a term that was created in response to the problematic relationship between global commercial interests and the biological resources and indigenous knowledge of local communities—and to the epidemic of biopiracy, the patenting of indigenous knowledge related to biodiversity. Bioprospecting was first defined by Walter V. Reid et al. as “the exploration of biodiversity for commercially valuable genetic resources and biochemicals” (1993, 1). Bioprospecting is an inappropriate… Expand
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