Social and Ecological Perspectives
This book is a collection of essays which argue that the roots of the crisis of genetic erosion lie in the industrial system of the North. It also refutes the notion that biodiversity conservation can only be achieved if commercial interests are used to "value" genetic resources. The authors argue that Third World peasants and forest dwellers have been the guardians and beneficiaries of the world's biodiversity. They warn of emerging biotechnologies which will erode biodiversity by increasing uniformity in production, and imposing intellectural property rights to turn lifforms into private property.
This provocative book also provides a critique of the global biodiversity convention which is being negotiated under the auspicies of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Unheard and Unheeded
Biotechnology and Profits
Impact of Biodiversity Conservation on Indigenous Peoples
Defends Biological Diversity?
for Sustainable Development