Developing nations seek a share of Antarctica’s spoils

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  • 2014•02•12     Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Excerrpt from article by Paula Leighton:

    The Antarctic Bioprospector, a database run by the United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies, has 185 records of research and commercial items from Antarctic species, including food and drinks, drug and cosmetics products, and applications for agriculture and environmental remediation. They come mainly from krill, micro-organisms, sponges, moss, and fish.