Re: Decolonizing Anthropology

Luis Medina (fmedina@PEAK.ORG)
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 23:45:21 -0800

> Regarding proposal #7, perhaps we can take corn as an example. I presume
> maize and other crops developed in the New World are what Johnson is
> ridiculous? Should the producers of Blue Corn chips be required to pay
> royalties to the Zuni? Or would the Zuni be guilty of manipulating and
> profiting from a product developed in central Mexico thousands of years
> ago? To whom must the Zuni pay royalties?

pay to the people growing small plots of the different materials!!!
Genes of resistance to pests or genes of interests are kept alive by a
bunch of native people. Then the Gringo goes collects the material
package it in a standard variety, calls it Gringo4 and collects royalties.
The question is why can he charge but not be charged? Because (s)he is