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Biopiracy.

Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: North Atlantic Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are "the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature. Life itself is being colonized," according to renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva. The resistance to this biopiracy, she argues, is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. As the land, forests, oceans, and atmosphere have already been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Patents
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015044147
(OCoLC)923548375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vandana Shiva
ISBN: 1623170710 9781623170714
OCLC Number: 950697457
Description: 1 online resource (168)
Contents: Piracy through patents : the second coming of Columbus --
Knowledge, creativity, and intellectual property rights --
Can life be made? can life be owned? : redefining biodiversity --
The seed and the Earth --
Biodiversity and people's knowledge --
Tripping over life --
Making peace with diversity --
Nonviolence and cultivation of diversity.

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Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are "the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature. Life itself is being colonized," according to renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva. The resistance to this biopiracy, she argues, is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. As the land, forests, oceans, and atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, corporations are now looking for new colonies to exploit and invade for further accumulation'in Shiva's view, the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants, and animals. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this edition of Biopiracy is a learned, clear, and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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