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
By Rady Ananda
By a vote of 178 to 98, on February 9th, Canada’s House of Commons defeated Bill C-474, an Act that would have required an analysis of potential harm to export markets before permitting the commercialization of any new genetically engineered seed. Organic farmers now fear the collapse of the wheat and alfalfa markets, since Canada’s export markets reject biotech food.
Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth) and leader of Canada’s New Democrats, expressed his disappointment in an email promising to “continue to take every opportunity to pressure the government to initiate a public debate around genetic engineering and to use a precautionary approach to this important issue.”
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged bayer, biotech, biotechnology, c-474, canada, dupont, Environment, ge crops, Genetically Engineered Food, gmo exports, Monsanto, obama, Organic, syngenta