April: one day, Monsanto and the “others” will mass such a huge volume of patents on seeds (of all kinds) that they could control the food and seed distribution of the world. It’s time to switch gears and educate ourselves on what is happening in this world behind our backs:
Surge in Corporate Patents on “Climate-Ready” Crops
Threatens Biodiversity and Signals Grab on Land and Biomass
Nagoya, Japan — Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group today.
A handful of multinational corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in history, warns the group at the United Nations’ Convention on Biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan (18-29 October 2010).
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Monsanto, World Food Politics
Tagged BASF, Bayer CropScience, Biomass, Biotech Companies, Dupont, Food control, Food Security, Gene Giants, GMO, Monsanto, Patent Stockpiling, Seed patents, Syngenta, Vandana Shiva
April: Here’s a post that may elicit a fair amount of “comments”. I warn you, this is loooooong…. It goes over, in detail, the “who’s who” in this scandal, and speaks of corporate control issues (we all know this by now). It also suggests that Monsanto may be bringing the Terminator Technology out of the closet, after paying almost $2Billion (if you add up the interest since 07) for the technology. Regardless of a world-wide moratorium in place, Monsanto is not letting Terminator go, and will surely try to recoup that money somehow, somewhere. And what better way to start than with hemp. But what interested me was the relationship to Guelph University: “Multi-national companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayor Crop Science, and Semex have set up in Guelph because of the ability to closely interact with research and the ease of access to human, capital, and government resources, as well as the ability to attract investment.” Enjoy…
PROPOSITION 19, MONSANTO, AND GMO TERMINATOR CANNABIS
An article by D.M. Murdock written in August 2010 and entitled “Why hemp could save the world” states:
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Canadian Politics & Food, Food Security, Monsanto, Terminator Seed, World GE Politics
Tagged Biomass, Cannabis, Drug Policy Alliance, Enviropig, GMO, Guelph University, Hemp, Monsanto, Pharmaceutical Industry, Proposition 19, Seed patents, Terminator Technology, THC
LUXEMBOURG, March 9 (Reuters)
U.S. biotech giant Monsanto’s (MON.N) EU patent on its Roundup Ready soybean seeds should not extend to cover imports of processed soybean meal into the 27-nation bloc, an adviser to Europe’s top court said.
The opinion from Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi must still be confirmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a final ruling. But it is a setback for Monsanto in its legal battle to secure royalty payments on the use of its seeds.
Posted in American Politics & Food, Biotech Companies, Food Security, GE Soy, Monsanto, World GE Politics
Tagged Argentine soy dispute, Biotech Companies, DNA, GMO, Herbicides, Monsanto, Roundup Ready, Seed patents