August 25, 2006

How Unethical is Your Supper?

Joanna Blythman examines a short list of unethical foodstuffs in an article for The Observer, but not in your typical fashion. The only item in this list that I have in my normal diet is the Pink Lady Apple:

A hybrid of Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, the UK's fastest-growing apple variety is colonising our shelves. But it sets a sinister precedent - the first trademarked or patented apple. So although it has been created using material from the natural world's genetic 'commonwealth', the hybrid is now the property of a profit-driven company. Anyone wanting to plant Pink Lady has to pay for the privilege of growing it. Critics say this is 'bio-piracy', the privatisation of our planet's biodiversity.

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Posted by yi at August 25, 2006 3:02 PM
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