Vegetable Spawns Larceny and Luxury in Peru

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:40:49-05:00 December 6th, 2014|Noticias, v_ingles|0 Comments

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

  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 [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:41:57-05:00 May 1st, 2013|Noticias, v_ingles|0 Comments