Your browser does not support this video.Conceptually similarG.E. - PATENT APPLICATION ON CURRY SAUSAGE - NEWS ACCESSPublicKIDS FOR FORESTS 2001 - 2002 CLIPREELPublicALIEN INVASION CINEMA ADVERT - ENGLISH VERSIONPublicALIEN INVASION CINEMA ADVERT - GERMAN VERSION (16:9)PublicNORTH SEA TOUR CLIPREEL 2004PublicGEFÄHRDETE RIESENPublicMARINE RESERVE DOGGER BANK: 11.000 DEAD MARINE LIFE-FORMS, BRANDENBURG GATE, BERLIN - NEWS ACCESSPublic1:1 RIESEN DER MEERE' OZEANEUM STRALSUND - FISH MODELS - NEWS ACCESSPublicTAKING BACK THE EARTH, PROMO FOR ANNUAL REPORT AND 30TH ANNIVERSARY, US VERSION, 2001PublicAlle ansehenID:GPDPLPATENT ON LIFE: ETHICS FOR THE FREEZER, GERMAN BUNDESTAG, BERLIN - NEWS ACCESSBerlin, 3. 12. 2004 Some 30 Greenpeace activists have today in a symbolic act walled up the doors of the Lower House of German Parliament. Using blocks of ice in which baby dolls have been frozen, the environmentalists are protesting against a patent on human life (EP 1121015). This patent, granted in November 2003 by the European Patent Office (EPO), covers human egg cells, sperm and embryos which have been deep-frozen in a particular process and are used in artificial insemination. Embryos intended to be implanted in wombs are also subject to patent protection. The Office has in this way created a unique precedent, patenting for the first time human life as it comes into being.It is possible that the patent on humans now brought to light by Greenpeace can still be revoked by a legal challenge. The real problem, however, lies in a deficient legal framework which will make similar patents possible in the future too. EU Directive 98/44, in particular, the basis referred to by the Patent Office in granting such patents, must be revised as a matter of urgency, and loopholes closed. The EU Directive includes numerous bans concerning patents on plants and animals and on humans. In Greenpeace's judgement, however, these prohibitions are not effective enough. Patenting this process is also extremely dubious from the ethical point of view since it potentially creates extensive commercial rights to use of human egg cells, sperm and embryos. Greenpeace calls for patents on genes and forms of life to be completely forbidden.Statement CHRISTOPH THEN, Greenpeace Germany genetic engineering expert3 Dec, 2004GreenpeaceDrehorte:BerlinLänge:2m59sParent folder:PATENT ON LIFE: ETHICS FOR THE FREEZER, GERMAN BUNDESTAG, BERLIN - NEWS ACCESSPurpose:PublicShareKeywords:Gentechnik-Greenpeace Aktivisten-vor Gebäuden / Eingängen / ZufahrtenBearbeitung:GeklammertSelect usageVerwendungszweck (Gebühren werden nur bei tatsächlicher Nutzung fällig)?Nennen Sie eine Medienkategorie für Ihren Verwendungszweck.