Biopiracy

Biopiracy

The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

Author: Vandana Shiva

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Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are “the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature.… Life itself is being colonized,” according to renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva. The resistance to this biopiracy, she argues, is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. As the land, forests, oceans, and atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, corporations are now looking for new colonies to exploit and invade for further accumulation—in Shiva’s view, the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants, and animals. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this edition of Biopiracy is a learned, clear, and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge.

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Weight 0.525 lbs
Dimensions 8.990 × 5.990 × 0.380 in
Format

ebook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 168
Release Date: 2016-05-24
ISBN
Paperback 9781623170707
Ebook 9781623170714

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