Ralph talks to intellectual property activist, Jamie Love, about his historic, yet unsung, efforts to get affordable, life-saving AIDS drugs to Africa and other underdeveloped areas of the globe. And the head of the Center for Food Safety, Andrew Kimbrell completely takes apart all the arguments in favor of GMO foods and dangerous herbicides.
Jamie Love is the Director of a non-profit called Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), an organization that searches for new ways to manage knowledge resources. In 2013, Mr. Love received the EFF Pioneer Award, for his work on a UN treaty on copyright exceptions for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. Mr. Love has been an expert in several compulsory licensing cases, and is an advocate of delinking R&D costs from drug prices.
“Who would be for this (Trans Pacific Partnership)? Who would think it’s a good idea to give private drug companies the right to sue the U.S. government if we do anything to lower the price of a cancer drugs in the United States?”
– Jamie Love keionline.org
Andrew Kimbrell is an internationally recognized public interest attorney, public speaker, and author. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety. As an attorney, Mr. Kimbrell has successfully challenged federal agencies in several historic court cases. He initiated the court challenge that resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court victory forcing, for the first time, EPA regulation of greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change. He also pioneered the legal strategy that led to the Supreme Court ruling that DNA is not patentable due to being a “product of nature.” He has been at the forefront of legal challenges to genetically engineered crops and lawsuits forcing FDA to adopt new food safety regulations. His legal work has also helped maintain the integrity of organic standards.
“I think (Monsanto’s) plan is pretty clear, which is nothing short of taking over the food supply of the world.
– Andrew Kimbrell centerforfoodsafety.org