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Submission + - Colgate Patents Thousand-Year Old Toothpaste (

An anonymous reader writes: It's become popular for big companies to go searching for traditional and herbal remedies from around the world, and then seeing if they can patent it. The latest such example is that Colgate has patented a traditional Indian recipe for tooth-cleaning powder that various Indian officials claim has been commonly used for thousands of years.

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