posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 10:20 PM
reply to post by Amaterasu
Amaterasu thanks for responding, yes corporations are placing patents on their genetically modified seeds and then coming after the farmers if they
save some of the seeds and replant with those seeds that for example big corporations control even if the seeds are from the farmers own crop. By the
way this discussion was on CBS National News this evening and if it was my choice I would ban all genetically modified or engineered food in this
1. I see many problems, number one these are genetically modified crops.
2. Corporations will eventually control all of the food in this country starting with the patented seeds. Does that make everyone feel good and
3. Bees can cross pollinate from one field to the other therefore making it harder for companies to go after these farmers to prove they used the
seeds of their own crop originally purchased from said company to replant. In this instance the seeds or beans in question were soybeans. If I am not
mistaken this particular company I will not name has gone after a farmer and won their case. In other words these companies control the seeds every
year of planting even if you use the seeds from your own planted crop they consider it is still theirs. This is insanity and we and the farmers are
in for big trouble.
4. One of the problems some of the representatives of these type companies were walking onto the farmers land and wanting to take samples to see if
they were using their seeds from a previous crop and this practice has since stopped. Rik Riley
[edit on 26-4-2008 by rikriley]