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Biopiracy: Biodiversity and ancestral knowledge in the sights of capital

Biopiracy: Biodiversity and ancestral knowledge in the sights of capital

By Alberto Acosta and Esperanza Martínez

This form of piracy is now consolidated with asymmetric agreements, such as the Free Trade Agreements (FTA), which institutionalize the usurpation of knowledge in the name of non-existent free trade, knowledge that later returns in the form of technological packages or unrepeatable and unrepeatable recipes. , that is to say, patented. That has been and is the imperial practice that has dominated and dominates the world.

That is what this book is about, reading it is essential to understand this plundering facet of capitalist globalization.

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