Peruvian maca root in bioprospecting dispute|
Good article detailing the patent disputes between traditional shamanic medicines and corporate business interests
Attempts by Peruvian indigenous groups, meanwhile, ultimately failed to overturn U.S. patents based on ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant used for centuries in religious and healing ceremonies, and nuna, a nutritious Andean bean that pops when toasted.
Peru hopes the MacaPure dispute will become a pivotal case in attempts to require all patent applications to disclose the source of genetic materials.
Tags : Peruvian ayahuasca maca
Posted on: 2007-01-05 13:32:55