Selection of articles on bio-piracy

Bio-piracy is a concept that describes the practice of commercially exploiting genetic material, especially through patents, while failing to obtain permission from or to pay compensation to the indigenous communities from which it originates.

- "Recognizing Biopiracy", EJOLT, 20 Aug 2012

- "Africa: How the West is Bleeding Africa", AllAfrica, 2 Aug 2012

- "Brazil fines 35 firms US$44 million for biopiracy", SciDev Net, Jul 2012

- "Brasil multa 35 empresas en US$44 millones por biopiratería", SciDev Net, 20 Jul 2012

- "Peru's patent win strikes blow against biopiracy", SciDev Net, 16 Jul 2009

- "Perú logra asestar golpe a biopiratería", SciDev Net, 16 Jul 2009 

 

- "Peruvian region outlaws biopiracy", SciDev Net, 21 Jan 2009

 

- "Región de Perú prohíbe biopiratería", SciDev Net, 21 Ene 2009

- "Activists urge action on "biopiracy" patent laws", Reuters, 13 Feb 2004

- "Traditional knowledge of biodiversity in Asia-Pacific: Problems of piracy and protection", GRAIN, 22 Nov 2002

 

 

 

- "Second South-South Biopiracy Summit", Biowatch South Africa, 22-23 Aug 2002

 

 

 

- "UN moves to curb bio-piracy", BBC, 17 Apr 2002

- "China, Brazil, India, 9 other nations form alliance against biopiracy", Associated Press, 28 Feb 2002

- "Brazil Sees Promise in Jungle Plants, but Tribes See Peril", New York Times, 23 Dec 2001

- "US Government's $2.5 Million Biopiracy Project in Mexico Cancelled: Victory for Indigenous Peoples in Chiapas", ETC Group, 9 Nov 2001

- "Biopiracy and appropriation of traditional knowledge", Third World Network, 30 May 2001

- "Greenpeace And Miseror Challenge Dupont Biopiracy Patent", Greenpeace/Miseror, 29 May 2001

- "Rampant Biopiracy of South's Biodiversity", Third World Network, 20 Jul 2000

- "India trade: Bio-Piracy Campaign Exposes Holes in U.S Patent Laws", Inter Press Service, 4 Sep 1997