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Bioprivacy: The Plunder Of Nature And Knowledge Vandana Shiva

Bioprivacy: The Plunder Of Nature And Knowledge

Vandana Shiva

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ISBN : 9781896357119
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In this intelligently argued and ethically principled book, internationally renowned Third World environmentalist Vandana Shiva exposes the latest frontier of the Norths ongoing assault against the Souths biological and other resources. Since the land, the forests, the oceans, and the atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, she argues, Northern capital is now carving out new colonies to exploit for gain: the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants, and animals.Under agreements such as GATT, she argues, the North claims a need to be protected from the South so it can continue its uninterrupted theft of the Third Worlds genetic diversity. This theft, Shiva shows, has profoundly disturbing consequences for women, the Third World, and the environment.With specific considerations of gene-patenting, genetic engineering, and biotechnology, Biopiracy is essential reading for anyone concerned with technology, imperialism, feminism or the environment.