Shouldn’t we be allowed to say out loud that Monsanto is creating plants that don’t self germinate without fear of being sued? These plants are resistant to the herbicides and bug killers (poisons) also made by Monsanto that kill other plants and critters; known by some as organically grown crops and bees.
When we don’t want their plants why would we be sued?
Monsanto has actually sued Farmers because their seeds are blowing on to the farms of farmers that haven’t bought Monsanto seeds. The farmer doesn’t want the seeds but gets sued when they grow.
God, Nature, the planet, (whatever you believe in) made plants that germinate. If you study germination it is an absolute marvel of nature that Monsanto has fucked with. Sorry I just can’t find a better word to describe what they do.
The difference is germination is free for everyone, and Monsanto’s non-germinating plants are for profit.
How can “non germinating plants for profit” be good for the planet and it’s people?
Why is Monsanto allowed to sue people, the media, states and even countries for saying out loud what they do?
Did you know Michael R. Taylor was named deputy commissioner for foods at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? This position was created in 2009 and he is the first individual to hold the position. Mr. Taylor has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. degree in political science from Davidson College. Somehow that qualified him to work with the FDA …” to make the changes necessary to ensure the safety of America’s food supply from farm to table. Positions held by Mr. Taylor include senior fellow, Resources for the Future; professor, School of Medicine, University of Maryland; partner, King & Spalding law firm; and vice president for public policy, Monsanto Company.” I don’t understand why President Obama wanted him to oversee the food safety of our nation?
Monsanto isn’t the only bad guy –> Corrective or preventive measures of some kind are needed worldwide, because increasing corporate control of the seed industry and the associated decline of seed saving isn’t restricted to Canada and the United States. The worldwide commercial seed market is $23 billion, says Hope Shand of ETC Group, a Canadian NGO. It’s mostly concentrated in North America and Europe, and prospects for further growth there are limited. But in the global South, home to the vast majority of the 1.4 billion people who depend on farm-saved seed, the market could be worth another $20 billion or more. No wonder seed giant Syngenta applied for a multi-genome patent in 115 countries that would give it monopoly power over the flowering sequences of some 40 plants. You can’t convince me that this will make the planet better. Corporate control of food and water and someday our air is just plain scary.