Sunday, September 14, 2008
this past week, i attended a meeting on intellectual copyrights for purposes of trade agreements. i remember talking about how communities feel they are cheated during the process since they feel they have equally contributed in world development.poignant was a traditional doctor representing Batswana Tradional Doctors association who decried how people come to them looking for medicinal plants and yet at the end they do not share in the profits.The very same person whom you told this plant is used as this will turn around and tell you he discovered that same plant. for the sake of clarity Mma Dimpho is a herbalist but not a traditional doctor. next time i will tell you how these guys differ.
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