May 5, 2009 - Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, and Applied Ethnobiology
 

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Ethnobiology Applications, Intellectual Property, and Ethics

May 5, 2009

Read:

Dunmire and Turrney pp. 227-253

 

Permaculture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture

 

GMO

http://www.zmag.org/ZMag/articles/julaug02desantis.html

 

Topics

Ethnobiology

          -methods

          -problems

 

Contributions of Ethnobiology

          -revival of knowledge

                   : animals and human interaction

                   : plants

          -agricultural methods from the past (permaculture)

                   : water and temperature control

                             =lithic mulch

                             =run-off control

                             =gravity flow irrigation

                             =pot irrigation

                   : good stewardship-land and water conservation

          -TEK

 

Intellectual Property

1.     Whose property is it?

2.     Problem – genetic erosion and genetic transfer

Genetic engineering (GMO)

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3.     Compensation

 

Ethnobiological Ethics

1.     Permission

2.     Cooperation