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Enclosures of the mind: intellectual monopolies: a resource kit on community knowledge, biodiversity and intellectual properties

Provides a short history of intellectual property over living organisms, and includes basic information about the significance of intellectual property for rural communities - especially in the South. Includes sections on bioprospecting and biopiracy, and summarizes how the new World Trade Organisation effectively globalizes Northern concepts of intellectual property over life.

Published: 1996
Science education for a science dependent culture  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/21-larsen.pdf
Argues that everyone should receive adequate education that will enable them to understand scientific principles. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The Human Genome Project and the issue of biodiversity  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/23-settee.pdf
Outliens the work of Aboriginal peoples around the world to mobilise against biopiracy - the appropriation of indigenouse knowledge and indigenous bodies. (See Details)
Published: 2000