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Biopiracy

The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

by 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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Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication Date:
2016

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Vandana Shiva (Author)

Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She is the author and editor of many influential books, including Making Peace with the Earth, Earth D...

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