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Melons now a Monsanto “invention”
05-17-2011, 10:43 PM #1
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Quote:US corporation awarded a European patent on conventionally bred melons.

Munich. Recent research conducted by the coalition No Patents on Seeds! shows that in May 2011, the US corporation Monsanto was awarded a European patent on conventionally bred melons (EP 1 962 578). Melons have a natural resistance to certain plant viruses. It is especially evident in melons grown in India. Using conventional breeding methods, this type of resistance was introduced to other melons and has now been patented as a Monsanto “invention”.

“This patent is an abuse of patent law because it is not a real invention. It contravenes European law excluding patents on conventional breeding. Further, it is a case of bio-piracy, since the original and most relevant plants come from India,” says Christoph Then, a spokesperson for No Patents on Seeds!. “Patents like this are blocking access to the genetic resources necessary for further breeding, and basic resources needed for daily life are subordinated to monopolisation and financial speculation.”

In a precedent decision, the European Patent Office (EPO) decided in December 2010, that conventional breeding could not be patented (G2/07 and G1/08). However, in the Monsanto patent case, the EPO just excluded the process for melon breeding. The plants and all parts of the plant, such as the seeds and the melon fruit, have been patented as an invention. Therefore, the patent was only changed cosmetically but not in substance.

The actual plant disease, Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV), has been spreading through North America, Europe and North Africa for several years. Monsanto can now block access to breeding material inheriting genetic conditions that confer resistance. DeRuiter, a well known seed company in the Netherlands, originally developed the melons. DeRuiter used plants designated PI 313970 - a non-sweet melon from India. Monsanto acquired the seed company in 2008, and now also owns the patent.

The coalition No Patents on Seeds! are calling for a revision of European Patent Law to exclude breeding material, plants and animals and food derived thereof from patentability. More than 160 organisations and about 15.000 individuals have already signed up to this call that was started in March 2011.

email newsletter I received from http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en[/b]

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05-17-2011, 10:52 PM #2
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Quote:The coalition No Patents on Seeds! are calling for a revision of European Patent Law to exclude breeding material, plants and animals and food derived thereof from patentability. More than 160 organisations and about 15.000 individuals have already signed up to this call that was started in March 2011.

Here's a link to the list, I just signed:

http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/re...s/sign-now
05-17-2011, 10:56 PM #3
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I signed it! cheers.gif ƒück genetically modified anything and the companies and governments who support it. I don't want to eat their shït, I'd rather die.

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05-17-2011, 11:12 PM #4
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Yeah, I signed it to, a while back. The newsletter keeps you update with the whole Monsanto/GM/ take over of the world food supply.

Has anyone found out more information on the selling of clone meat within the EU, without labeling?

Is it still going ahead?

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05-17-2011, 11:21 PM #5
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Last I read they were going ahead with it, seems like its already being used.

I read this around the end of March:
Quote:"Negotiations over the sale of products from cloned animals in the European Union have broken down and run out of time.

The stalemate means that existing regulations, dating from 1997, remain in place. These state that although authorization is required to market food from clones, the use of their progeny as well as nanomaterials in foods will remain unregulated -- meaning that meat from the offspring of cloned animals can go on sale unlabelled."

scientificamerican.com

gaah.gif Awful.

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05-17-2011, 11:25 PM #6
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How would you like your meat SIR!

İmage
05-17-2011, 11:27 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Reminds me of a cop from my hometown.

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05-17-2011, 11:28 PM #8
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05-18-2011, 10:15 AM #9
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(05-17-2011, 11:27 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Reminds me of a cop from my hometown.

Was about to say the same,

but on 2nd thoughts,

that would be an uncalled for insult to pigs!



Hope they feed the Pol-Ice nothing but GMO.
After all, they are the ones protecting the shitstem
against us dangerous dangerous dissidents.
May the f**kers reap what they sow.
05-18-2011, 11:32 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The only run-in I've had with them, the guy that pulled me over had to call for backup to determine if the old Volkswagen was inspected even though the paperwork stated it was. He just could't bring himself to believe an older car was inspected.
Either that or he pulled me over because saw I had a friend with me that was black and he's never seen "one of those" before. 37.gif

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