July 19, 2017Alan Fairlie - Parlamentario Andino

Manuel Glave shares his thoughts on genetic resources, patents and genetic biopiracy

Our senior researcher, Manuel Glave, gives his thoughts on genetic resources and their economic exploitation: “The countries of the Andean Community are called to lead a new negotiation that guarantees the paradigm of access to benefits and share them equitably, with innovative mechanisms. The patent model fails to incorporate the collective rights of the ethnic groups that have protected and domesticated plants and animals essential for food security, the pharmaceutical industry and global sustainability”. The video was developed by the Andean Parliamentary, Alan Fairlie.