Biodiversity Resources

Organizations and Books

Content Tools

This is part of a series of essays on bioprospecting and biopiracy. The other essays are: “Bioprospecting or Biopiracy?”; “High-Tech Piracy”; “Mapping the Territory”; “Pharmaceutical Giant Shares the Wealth”; and “Transnationals With a Conscience”. 

ORGANIZATIONS

Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies
http://www.stanford.edu/group/morrinst/index.shtml

Union of Concerned Scientists 
http://www.ucsusa.org/

Council for Responsible Genetics
http://www.gene-watch.org/

Rural Advancement Foundation International
http://www.rafi.ca/

International Center for Technology Assessment
http://www.icta.org/

Foundation on Economic Trends
http://www.biotechcentury.org/

United States Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
http://www.iatp.org/iatp/

Cultural Survival
http://www.cs.org/

American Anthropological Association
http://www.ameranthassn.org/

Society of Economic Botany
http://www.econbot.org/

Society of Ethnobiology
http://guallart.dac.uga.edu/ 

BOOKS 

The Human Body Shop: The Engineering and Marketing of Life
by Andrew Kimbrell (HarperCollins, 1994) 

Genetic Engineering: Dreams and Nightmares
by Enzo Russo and David Cove (W.H. Freeman, 1995) 

The Last Harvest: The Genetic Gamble That Threatens to Destroy American Agriculture
by Paul Raeburn (Simon & Schuster, 1995) 

The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon
by Dorothy Nelkin and M. Susan Lindee (W.H. Freeman, 1995) 

Gene Future: The Promise and Perils of the New Biology
by Thomas F. Lee (Plenum Press, 1993)