Pharmaceutical firms and biotech companies are approaching botanical gardens to buy samples of tropical plant diversity - a clear violation of the spirit - if not the law - of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The rights of farmers and indigenous peoples are being bypassed by corporate deals that make a mockery of the CBD's fundamental principles.
Pharmaceutical Companies Bid for Northern Botanical Garden Collections in Attempt to Avoid the Biodiversity Convention
Cotton "Failing in the Field"
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