Once Upon A Time,
There was a big powerful man named Mr Monsanto - he was very forward thinking and knew the peasants weren't very educated, this was many years ago
and he wanted to know how to make a lot of money.
All the local people were curing themselves of various illnesses and he couldn't understand it because these people didn't have University Degrees
like he and his friends had, yet they were managing to cure illnesses that they themselves were unable to cure at that time.
He did some investigations and found that the local Witches were mixing concoctions from plants and herbs they found in the woods.
Determined to make some money out of this he instructed his Scientific friends to investigate what it was about these plants that held so many cures
and how to make them into pills that he and his friends could claim held miraculous cures without relying on a whitch or going tramping though the
woods at all hours.
But he thought - if he cured everyone well that's like the end of a toilet roll there would be no more business so he told his Scientist Friends to
add some chemicals that would inflict side effects and other illnesses on the peasants ensuring that they would need more and more pills for more and
more illnesses thereby ensuring his future profits.
Many Years passed and Mr Monsanto became very rich having ownership of the various patents on all these new pills that the peasants and their masters
found very convenient. However, as time passed by his patents were due to expire and he had been informed by Mr Joe Bloggs, the whistle blower, that
the peasants were starting to realise that the pills were giving them other illnesses and some very nasty side effects and were becoming more and more
expensive. Hence they had started returning to the old ways and using traditional herbs and native plants again which hadn't been contaminated with
Bearing in mind that many patents were soon to expire Mr Monsanto and his friends who had grown very rich - didn't want to lose this power and came
up with another clever idea - I know, said Mr Monsanto, we'll take control of all these natural herbs and plants so that the peasants have to buy
them from us.
We will have a word with that nice Mr Obama who owes us so much and introduce the legislation required and we're back in business. But just to keep
the peasants happy we will allow them to purchase their herbs and plants the way they usually do but we will dictate the ones they can have and the
dose they can take, that way they won't be cured and will have to rely on us.
He was once again a very happy man and promoted Mr Joe Blogs to Health Minister for his good whistleblowing and paid his Scientists a good Bonus and
they all lived happily ever after.
The Public Patent Foundation have filed a Law Suit on behalf of 27,000 People
“As Justice Story wrote in 1817, to be patentable, an invention must not be ‘injurious to the well being, good policy, or sound morals of
society,’” notes the complaint in its opening paragraphs.
The suit points to studies citing harm caused by Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, including human placental damage, lymphoma, myeloma, animal
miscarriages, and other impacts on human health.
Plaintiffs condemn Monsanto for prohibiting independent research on its transgenic seeds and for its successful lobby efforts to ban GM food labeling.
Many raise the specter of allergic reaction to GM foods, proof of which is hidden by lack of labeling. GMO label laws, currently pending in 14 states,
would partially remedy this situation. (Please contact your state reps.)