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Biopiracy - the act of privatizing and profiting off of knowledge that belongs to indigenous communities.

The Ayahuasca Patent Revocation

https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/law/lawreviews/journals/bctwj/21_1/03_FMS.htm

Origin story of Ayahuasca in the Western World

Battling 'biopiracy', scientists catalog the Amazon's genetic wealth

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-biopiracy-genetics-feature/battling-biopiracy-scientists-catalog-the-amazons-genetic-wealth-idUSKCN1OJ02Z

Good article on future of biopiracy, holding accountable those who transfer knowledge and use it

The Tkarihwaié:ri Code Of Ethical Conduct

https://www.cbd.int/traditional/code/ethicalconduct-brochure-en.pdf

Handbook on ethical approach to traditional knowledge

The Maca Patent

https://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/publication/194/01/macafinal1.pdf

https://web.williams.edu/AnthSoc/native/maca.htm

A long arduous battle against the reigns of commercialization

Databases:

Dr. Duke's Ethnobotanical/Phytochemical Search Engine 

https://phytochem.nal.usda.gov/phytochem/search/list

New York Flora ID guide

https://plants.usda.gov/plantkeys/new_york_grasses/NEW_YORK_GRASSES.html

Pharmaceuticals x Plants

http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm

Where your pharmaceuticals come from!

Agricultural Practices:

Holy Grail of Natural Farming: Masanobu Fukuoka's The One Straw Revolution

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/one-straw-revolution.pdf

Origin Story of Permaculture:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/walden-cdn/books/Smith_J_Russell-Tree_Crops_A_Permanent_Agriculture.pdf

Plant Therapies:

Diabetes

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2104-1

Additional:

Zine from Intro To Botanical Medicine class taught on 7/7/2019.