Latest Biopiracy and bioprospecting Stories

2011-07-04 06:04:00

GENEVA, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and United Business Media (UBM) have launched the second round of the Biodiversity in Food Awards.

2011-06-01 07:09:18

The United Nation’s executive secretary on biodiversity said Tuesday that approval of a global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources should occur by July 2012.

2011-04-28 00:00:27

TooNiceStocks research has found that Talon Therapeutics is poised for major breakthroughs with their patented drug Marqibo. Marqibo is a nanoparticle encapsulated cancer therapeutic.

2010-10-30 08:20:00

Delegates at a UN summit on Saturday reached an agreement to sign an historic global treaty to protect the world’s ecosystems within 10 years.

2010-10-28 05:30:00

Screen sensation Harrison Ford, who has battled everything from stormtroopers to Nazis to save the world from imminent peril, is now taking the fight to the real world; the fight for the future of the planet.

2010-10-18 09:55:00

Delegates from the United Nations (UN) met to discuss ways to protect plant and animal life as a 12-day international conference on biodiversity kicked off Monday in Nagoya, Japan.

2010-04-26 11:01:58

A team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center have turned an ornamental plant into a tool for combating a bacterial disease that threatens the world’s citrus crop.

2009-11-16 04:00:00

FRANKFURT, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the Union for Ethical BioTrade and Food Ingredients Europe are proud to announce the first Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity at the Fi Europe fair 2009.

2009-05-13 09:55:53

Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden are calling for the inclusion of indigenous peoples around the world in helping monitor the effects of global climate change and develop policy.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.