Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life

Watch this video, 14.53 minutes, published on GRtv, with James Corbett and Vandana Shiva, February 15, 2012:

As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere.
Find out more about the process of patenting life and what it means for the food supply on this week’s GRTV Backgrounder … (full text).

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