Friday, May 15, 2009

Farmers beware - Monsanto is taking control

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"America's giant Monsanto corporation is currently lodging patent applications in 159 countries to patent the Pig.

"Unbelievable I know, but if Monsanto is granted the patent in the USA every other country may follow. That means farmers across the world will have to pay Monsanto a fee every time they sell a pig ...

"They already have this sort of control with genetically modified seed and plants. Patenting is all about control. Monsanto wants to own the world wide patents for our food. The patent is not just for pigs it is for their offspring. Every time a pig has a piglet it is a 'patent violation' and the farmer has to pay Monsanto for it.

"Here is the first of a 5 part video series that documents Monsanto's ambitious plan to control food from the seed and field to the fork ..."
Read on and watch the videos

I dips me lid to old mate and Permaculture authority, Robyn Francis, for this link.

What is Biological patenting?
It all started with Diamond v. Chakrabarty

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Blogger Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

I'm afraid to watch the videos about genetically engineered food. About two years ago, I had a lengthy discussion with a guy who transplanted to Hawaii from somewhere in England and, he gave me a huge list of refences... but I can't bring myself to really know what's going on.

I'm especially afraid after watching a series of videos about the plastic bits in the world's oceans.... scary. Especially since it's all out of our control.

I'm trying to grow some balls, bare with me.

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