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.
Nature, friend or foe? For many this question may have an obvious answer, but at Monsanto, we ask you to look again.
Monsanto wants control of ALL seeds.
Phrases like ‘harmonization’ and ‘regulatory cooperation’ are a frequently occurring part of TTIP trade speak. But in the end it’s all going one way: downwards.. to the lowest common denominator. What this means is that new, highly controversial GM seed lines will have virtually no publicly scrutinized safety-net to slow or halt their progress to the fields and dinner plates of Europe.
It’s not sound science to see these as showing safety by any scope of the imagination.
I challenge everyone who reads this page to ask your friends the next time you see them eating, what the ingredients are in the food they are putting in their mouths. All of the ingredients, not just one or two. Chances are they do not know. Then ask yourself, after conducting this experiment, just how effective a deterrent is labeling?