bioprospecting


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bioprospecting

[‚bī·ō′prä·spek·tiŋ]
(pharmacology)
The search for new pharmaceutical (and sometimes nutritional or agricultural) products from natural sources, such as plants, microorganisms, and sometimes animals.
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Rausser co-authored "Valuing Research Leads: Bioprospecting and the Conservation of Genetic Resources," an article appearing in the Journal of Political Economy 108:1 (2000), with Dr.
The 14 year Strategy is the government s blueprint for sustaining the growth of the wildlife and bioprospecting industries.
Joseph Millum endeavors in this issue to resolve one of the thorny questions in the negotiation of this regime--namely, "How should the benefits of bioprospecting be shared?
14) These nations consider tighter regulation of GR access and fair benefit sharing to be essential in preventing the injustice of biopiracy and assuring equity in bioprospecting.
REV 51 (2005); Lyle Glowka, Bioprospecting, Allen Invasion, and
14) Careful bioprospecting (15) of this incredible insect biodiversity could yield valuable genetic and chemical raw materials that could be used to create new transgenic strains of plants and animals or the next round of cutting-edge pharmaceuticals.
The centre hopes to attract new tenants, with plans underway to house clinical and bioprospecting testing labs associated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as well as place all the Sault-based federal Fisheries and Oceans departments in one place.
Indigenous communities and environmentalists call it biopiracy; international pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers call it bioprospecting.
at 119-24; see CORI HAYDEN, WHEN NATURE GOES PUBLIC: THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF BIOPROSPECTING IN MEXICO 100-08 (2003).
Here, CI has a strong presence and has been accused in the local press of trying to enlist the Mexican military to expel peasant families from the Lacandon Forest, of bioprospecting for international corporations, and of flying planes over the Mayan Forest region with USAID support and giving the information thus obtained to the U.
Volunteer regional ocean councils should be established to address regional issues, and an Ocean Policy Trust Fund should be created based on revenue from offshore oil and gas development and "other offshore uses" (which could include fish farming, deep-sea mining, and bioprospecting for new drugs) to pay for the eventual $3 billion annual cost of implementing the recommendations.