United States bio-imperialism
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- Tuskegee All Over Again in Uganda
- Citizens for Responsible Care & Research, a Human
Rights (CIRCARE), press release, 24 April 2000. American
university researchers are defying universal, codified
medical ethics standards—claiming they don't apply
to Africans. Unethical medical experiments are being
conducted on unwitting, destitute African patients by
Federally funded researchers.
- USAID Launches Biotechnology Initiatives with
Africa: programs foster improved regulation, research,
- By Merle D. Kellerhals, Jr., Office of International
Information Programs, U.S. Department of State, 2 March
2001. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
has launched initiatives to implement agricultural
biotechnology throughout Africa. Aims to facilitate
regulatory approvals, introduce technologies, and private
sector investment in Africa.
- India outraged as US company wins patents on
- By Luke Harding, The Guardian (London),
Thursday 23 August 2001. The patent office allowed it to
register three hybrid versions of basmati rice. Bismati rice
has been growing for centuries in the foothills of the
Himalayas and has been a major Indian export.
- Harvard genetic research in rural
- Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), Press
Release, 2 October 2003. Report of Harvard School of Public
Health genetic experiments in rural China in
1999. Complicity of local officials.
- Bioprospecting: Corporations profit from
- By Jeff Shaw, In These Times, 25 November
2003. Human cells are taken without consent, are patented,
and are valuable. Native people [unlike capitalists] tend to
feel that life is sacred. Private companies are the most
active gene hunters, but avoid strict federal regulatory and
oversight guidelines. Native peoples rarely benefit.