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How borrowing could become the new buying - and help save the planet

Catherine Early

8th August, 2017

What do steam cleaners, camping gear and ukuleles have in common? They are among the most popular items on loan at the Library of Things, a space where people can loan products rather than buy them, only to leave them on a shelf gathering dust after one or two uses, reports CATHERINE EARLY more...

Don't buy seeds; swap them

Jan Goodey

4th February, 2010

You can't buy a seed unless its strain has been expensively registered. But you can swap them with fellow gardeners, helping food growing and biodiversity to thrive more...
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Database aims to stop biopiracy of traditional Indian remedies

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A new database aims to prevent unscrupulous pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies patenting drugs based on traditional Indian medicines and practices.
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