Mutual learning for the defense, culturally respectful and ethical use of Indigenous biodiversity
STS Lunch Seminar with Dr. Claudia Irene Calderón
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Genetic resources collected in the fields of Indigenous communities has been the raw material out of which biological scientists have developed the crop varieties that are globally traded. The contributions of Indigenous peoples in developing and safeguarding these resources have gone largely unrecognized. Unrecompensed collection and use of their seeds, and their lack of participation in framing the goals of plant genetic resources endeavors have been described as a loss of seed sovereignty...