Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

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Biopiracy

  • Hugo S. Ramirez GarciaEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_57-1

Abstract

This entry explores the ethical meanings of the concept of biopiracy, linked to topics such as intellectual property rights on genetic resources, bioprospecting, traditional knowledge, right to food, and food policy. It highlights the critical function of biopiracy related to worldwide tendencies: privatization and technification.

Keywords

Biopiracy Bioprospecting Intellectual property Right to food 
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Further Reading

  1. Mgbeoji, I. (2006). Global biopiracy: Patents, plants an indigenous knowledge. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.Google Scholar
  2. Robinson, D. (2010). Confronting biopiracy. Challenges, cases and international debates. London: Earthscan.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Panamericana Campus MexicoMexico CityMexico