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The inhumanely arrogant practice of patenting naturally occurring substances and organisms, and those developed long ago by other people - making customary practices such as growing crops and conceiving babies patent violations.
Patenting human genes is an act of biopiracy that makes it impossible for Australian Aborigines and African bush people to have babies without violating those patents.

In the year 2000, the Indian government found it necessary to file 50,000 pages of scientific evidence against a 1997 American biopiracy patent on Basmati rice.
by Downstrike November 06, 2005
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