Joseph Millum, “How Should the Benefits of Bioprospecting Be Shared?” Hastings Center Report 40, no. 1 (2010): 24–33.
HOW SHOULD THE BENEFITS OF BIOPROSPECTING BE SHARED?
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2012
2010 The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 24–33, January-February 2010
How to Cite
MILLUM, J. (2010), HOW SHOULD THE BENEFITS OF BIOPROSPECTING BE SHARED?. Hastings Center Report, 40: 24–33. doi: 10.1353/hcr.0.0227
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2012
The search for valuable new products from among the world's stock of natural biological resources is mostly carried out by people from wealthy countries, and mostly takes place in developing countries that lack the research capacity to profit from it. Surely, the indigenous people should receive some compensation from it. But we must build a robust defense for this intuition, rooted in the Western moral traditions that are widely accepted in wealthy countries, if we are to put it into practice and enforce it.