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Originally posted by Pigraphia
I'm all for organic food, quite frankly it tastes better when I can get it.
That aside doesn't Monsanto have a right to protect their product?
If they paid to grow, splice, engineer etc... their crop line don't they own it and have a right to make a profit from it?
There are entire companies in the mid west where all they do is grow corn to sell to farmers so they can plant the next years crops.
They don't just grow random batches of corn, everything is controlled down to the pollination to ensure a quality product.
Monsanto may be an evil corp that promotes soil erosion etc... that doesn't mean their right to controlling their product should be trampled on because another part of their company is evil.
That said Monsanto shouldn't be able to go after local farmers if the "traces of DNA" are from random uncontrolled cross pollination from the wind or animals.
Controlling their pollen is on them, not on the other farmers.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Not this human.
Originally posted by ScaryWorld
Organic/Vegan for life.
Humans = Herbivorous.
Carol Koury, owner of Asheville's Sow True Seed, joined some 82 other farmers, advocacy groups and seed companies as part of a class-action lawsuit brought in federal court today, Jan. 31, in New York City. The Organic Seed Grower and Trade Association and others are taking on agricultural giant Monsanto, in a filing by the New York-based Public Patent Foundation. Koury and Sow True Seed staffer Cathryn Zommer traveled to New York to hear the opening oral arguments in what participants say is a groundbreaking food safety case against the bio-tech behemoth, Monsanto.