Biopiracy the plunder of nature and knowledge is a succinct and accessible introduction to the issue of patents and corporate control of the natural world shiva is an articulate educator who writes about the difficult and often unspoken history of corporate exploitation of the knowledge of non western cultures. Life itself is being colonized according to renowned environmentalist vandana shiva the resistance to this biopiracy she argues is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. The epidemic of biopiracy is an assault on our living heritage of biodiversity and cumulative innovation embodied in the traditional knowledge of agriculture and medicine in the long run it vandana shiva controversy over biopiracy in india developing world. Biopiracy the plunder of nature and knowledge by vandana shiva south end press 1997 paperback 148 pages purchase on amazoncom biopiracy is a learned clear and passionately stated objection to the ways in which western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge. Praise biopiracy is a path breaking work on one of the most important issues of the coming century vandana shivas inspiring book is a clarion call that should be widely read and discussed by everyone concerned by the fate of the earth
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