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Biopiracy Leaves Native Groups Out in the Cold

HUMBERTO MÁRQUEZ / ipsnews.net 09/02/2011 CARACAS, Feb 9, 2011 (IPS) - Millions of cancer patients around the world benefit from a medication called Paclitaxel (Taxol), which may begin to be produced from a new source: fungi found at the summit of Venezuela's flat-topped mountains. But the indigenous communities who have lived in that area since time [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:37-05:00 February 9th, 2011|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

A new legal instrument at the service of sustainable development opens for signature

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity - United Nations Environment Programme 02/02/2011 Montreal, 2 February 2011 – At a ceremony held today in New York, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization was opened for signature by Parties to the Convention on Biological [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:39-05:00 February 2nd, 2011|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Rare Cacao Beans Discovered in Peru

FLORENCE FABRICANT / New York Times 11/01/2011 Editors' Note Appended DAN PEARSON was working in northern Peru two years ago with his stepson Brian Horsely, supplying gear and food to mining companies, when something caught his eye.“We were in a hidden mountain valley of the Marañón River and saw some strange trees with football-size pods growing [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:47-05:00 January 11th, 2011|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Biopiracy crackdown results in $59M in fines for Brazilian companies, receives mixed reviews Morgan Erickson-Davis, mongabay.com

} The Brazilian government is stepping up anti-"biopiracy" measures and imposing substantial fines on companies which make use of rare plants or animals without giving adequate compensation to Brazil or its indigenous communities. The move attracts criticism by some who believe that it hampers scientific research. Brazil's unique species have been exploited for centuries by [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:51-05:00 December 31st, 2010|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents

Reversing a longstanding policy, the federal government said on Friday that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The new position could have a huge impact on medicine and on the biotechnology industry. The new position was declared in a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Department of Justice [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:54-05:00 October 29th, 2010|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Rural Communities Oppose Bill On Traditional Knowledge – 19/10/2010

--- www.biosafetyafrica.org.za The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will hold hearings on October 19th and 20th on the Intellectual Property Amendment Bill, which aims to strengthen intellectual property rights relating to traditional performances, traditional work, traditional terms of expressions and traditional designs.The Bill has been widely condemned as sounding the death knell for traditional [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:55-05:00 October 19th, 2010|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments