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biological theft

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Once signed, the EO will strengthen the national policy on access and benefit sharing that will ensure not only access for bioprospecting, but also protection against biopiracy.
In this paper, we present an overview of the legal frameworks, discuss some exemplary cases of biopiracy and bioprospecting as excellent forms of utilization of natural resources.
The biopiracy conflict surfaces in part because there is no global consensus about who owns plant genetic resources and what global rights, if any, the indigenous innovators have.
Open source or public domain applied to nature preserved or to the patrimonial of seeds worked off by peasants since the Neolithic revolution, is the best ally of biopiracy (Shiva, 1992).
Biopiracy also perpetuates market monopolies and excludes the original innovators from the rightful share of local and national markets.
Such a conclusion is reaffirmed by the researcher Luis Antonio de Oliveira who discoursed at the Parliament Inquiry Comission on Biopiracy (2006): "Sharing the knowledge allows society to know what is the estimated value of biodiversity and what are the adequate means to conserve it and sustainably use it".
Each country's position on implementing restrictive or permissive regulations to authorize bioprospecting practices depends largely on which type of policy better prevents biopiracy, that is, the inequitable distribution of benefits, or the use and appropriation of these biological or genetic resources outside of the framework of the law (Hamilton 2006, Gomez Lee 2008, Ragavan 2008, Birhanu 2010, Saccaro 2011).
In the end, the developing world won a limited victory, in part because biopiracy proved to be a more effective tool to frame the issue politically than did international law and security.
Biopiracy, a practice consisting of patenting and marketing the traditional know-how and genetic resources of indigenous peoples without authorisation from the source countries, can hinder economic progress by developing countries and runs counter to EU development policy aims, states the resolution.
Biopiracy is the practice of patenting and marketing the use of traditional knowledge and genetic resources of indigenous peoples without authorization from source countries.
What is the Vavilov Institute's position on the controversy around biopiracy and patents on seeds?
Members of the European Parliament's Committee on Development (DEVE) ask the member states to take all necessary measures to tackle biopiracy and to ratify without delay the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use (ABS Protocol).
Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group, who is fighting a case of biopiracy against seed firm Mahyco, said: " the proposal amounts to legalising biopiracy".