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Interllectual Property Day 2010

kakamega is one of the town loosing million shillings through bio-pirates. bio pirates are international organisation that poach for monetary gain naturally growing plants and any other own the medication, chemical horticultural and any other derivative products without country of origins benefiting. a report shows that a us firm and British firm worked together to poach a microbe that found in this area which is behind the manufacture of the highly popular faded jeans. when jeans are socked into this microbe, an enzyme that eats the indigo dye is produced giving them a naturally faded look. an estimate of 1million approx 84 million in sales have been made to textile makers and firms out of which kenya gained nothing.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Inisi, Kakamega, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
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social
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nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
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succeeded
 
 
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