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Originally posted by sardion2000
Well in Canada, I believe it was Alberta Monsanto sued a farm for patent infrigment when some of Monsantos crop showed up in this farm. The Catch? The Farm was an organic one and the farmer did not plant it as it would ruin his crop(which it did). It BLEW onto his land, so in all rigth the farmer should have sued Monsanto for ruining his lucrative Organic crops.
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
Is genetic engineering evolution?
I'm curious as to this. Is Monsanto (and others) just promoting evolution?
Originally posted by parrhesia
But I just disagree with the use of GM seeds in general and the whole patenting of the seeds is something I find very bothersome. Eventually there's not going to be any natural, unmodified sources of food left and I find that prospect frightening.
I find it hard to believe it would carry any weight that an organic farmer would purposely violate their patents.
Originally posted by twitchy
There is something really dark and creepy about this whole seed thing. I started kicking it around on the net and reading up on it, apparently this is a global issue. Take the recent similar events in Iraq, the new government is forcing farmers there to use these new seeds rather than their traditional crops, this is one example of many. Who the hell is at the root of this and what exactly are they trying to accomplish by driving the world's agricultures to using genetically modified seed banks. On the surface of course, they say these new crops produce more food, right beneath that surface of course is greedy patent owners, but my gut reaction to this is that there is something more to it than that...
Originally posted by justme1640
But then again I am naive -- I always thought that if you bought a piece of artwork it was yours to do with what you would -- but the artist maintains control over the piece even though you paid for it -- so I guess this is something along that line