Should a corporation be able to patent a widely used naturally occuring compound? Multinational Nestle is having a go. Nestle has applied for a patent for the medicinal properties of a compound found in Nigella sativa, a kind of fennel, used for more than a thousand years in Chinese and Indian herbal medicine.How can a naturally occuring compound that has been in use for so long possibly be subject to a patent? For those who like me feel that this is not something that can be subject to corporate ownership please sign the petition here:
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Why aren't you listening to the fantastic @BayirOlcay talking to @Thisislopa on @BBCRadio3's @WMN_UK? : bbc.in/1nrQ2q5
Having a @WMN_UK themed morning. Rough Guide To Music Without Frontiers compilation followed by Bayir Olcay World On 3 session.
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Tales of wild goats & unmarried women from Eastern Europe? @shekoyokh tell them at Rampton Village Hall tonight! bit.ly/XSYZfV
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