Reinventing Hoodia by Laura A. Foster

Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa by Laura A. Foster
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Overview: Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the global North, it is known as a natural appetite suppressant, a former star of the booming diet industry. In Reinventing Hoodia, Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of Indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation.

Using a feminist decolonial technoscience approach, Foster argues that although patent law is inherently racialized, gendered, and Western, it offered opportunities for Indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, and Hoodia growers to make unequal claims for belonging within the shifting politics of South Africa. This radical interdisciplinary and intersectional account of the multiple materialities of Hoodia illuminates the co-constituted connections between law, science, and the marketplace, while demonstrating how these domains value certain forms of knowledge and matter differently.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Fitness & Medical

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Reinventing the Sandwich by Daniel Humphreys

Reinventing the Sandwich: A Must Have Cookbook; 50 Beloved Sandwich Recipes by Daniel Humphreys
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4 MB
Overview: Like sandwiches?
Can you eat them all day every day?
Than you need this cookbook, it brings you 50 novel and delicious sandwiches.

Reinventing The Sandwich: A Must Have Cookbook; 50 Beloved Sandwich Recipes takes this dietary staple to the next level and fills your meals with unforgettable sandwiches.

This not only is a must have cookbook, but it is the best sandwich cookbook you’ll ever find!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink

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