Let’s just call this attempt at owning the world’s natural seeds as well as its laboratory’s spliced and diced concoctions exactly what it is – an act of biopiracy by the first and foremost purveyor of poison on a plate, Monsanto.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the China Disease Control & Prevention Center have both colluded with Monsanto, who has provided them with “fake samples, carried out false tests, and falsified safety conclusions.”
Revoking this patent is an important success. It was more or less based on a combination of fraud, abuse of patent law and biopiracy. The patent could have been used to monopolise important genetic resources. Now breeders, growers and consumers have a chance of benefiting from a greater diversity of tomatoes improved by further breeding.
Monsanto wants control of ALL seeds.