biopiracy
n. The patenting of plants, genes, and other biological products that are indigenous to a foreign country.

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"What developing tropical nations are saying is that if the West cries foul over piracy of intellectual property, say, or computer software, then 'biopiracy' in Western labs of jungle extracts should also be considered a high economic crime."
—Anthony Faiola, "Amazon Cash Crop," The Washington Post, July 9, 1999

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