EU beekeepers gain in genetic contamination case
By Rady Ananda
On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields.
The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether intentional or not – must undergo an approval process.
This marks a much stricter view than that being pushed by European Union Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, who wants no regulation of foods genetically contaminated “by accident,” a ludicrous idea given that coexistence ensures genetic contamination.
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Region: Europe
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By Rady Ananda
Originally posted at Global Research.
“A new invention to poison people … is not a patentable invention.” Lowell v. Lewis, 1817
A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated.
The Public Patent Foundation filed suit on behalf of 270,000 people from sixty organic and sustainable businesses and trade associations, including thousands of certified-organic farmers.
“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.
Posted in Bioweaponry, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged BASF, bayer, biotechnology, Dow, dupont, Monsanto, Organic, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, OSGTA, pharma crops, public patent foundation, pubpat, seed monopoly, syngenta, the idiot cycle