By WILLIAM NEUMAN JUNÍN, Peru — Thieves recently broke into a storehouse in this farming town high in the Andes, knocked the manager over the head and made off with 2,600 pounds of contraband. Trucks have been surreptitiously crossing the border, laden with an illicit substance bound for China. And with the price of their [...]
Seizure was made after denouncing Cuarto Poder
This powerful report originally aired on AmericaTV on 17 August 2014. This is the first version available with English subtitles. The video details how a group of Chinese nationals are illegally purchasing and exporting whole Maca roots from Peru and creating havoc in the global Maca market.
The European parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines. Under the law based on the international convention on access tobiodiversity, the Nagoya protocol the pharmaceuticals industry would need the written consent of local or indigenous people before exploring [...]
Comment on European Parliament Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/europeanparli... MEPs discuss biopiracy and hold a book prize debate with distinguished guests.
Manuel Ruiz de la SPDA es entrevistado sobre la patente de genes a partir de la ley 29316