Company Sues Farmer for Saving Seeds (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 11:02 AM
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A company that owns patents on genetically altered seeds is suing a farmer in Mississippi for saving seeds from last year to replant this year.
 



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Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy.

McFarling's sin? He saved seed from one harvest and replanted it the following season, a revered and ancient agricultural practice.

Saving Monsanto's seeds, genetically engineered to kill bugs and resist weed sprays, violates provisions of the company's contracts with farmers.


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See what happens when a company patents a genetically altered seed? They force farmers to buy new ones every year. Pretty soon, the companies that own the patents on seeds will control the worlds food supply.

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by elderban
See what happens when a company patents a genetically altered seed? They force farmers to buy new ones every year. Pretty soon, the companies that own the patents on seeds will control the worlds food supply.
Yep, it dumbness to plainly believe corporation's hypocrisy about solving world's food problem, that could be corrected without patented food.


And they have already solution to this without suing anyone to court, modifying grains so that seeds they produce won't germinate!
www.globalissues.org...





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