Barbara H. Peterson on November 4th, 2012

Percy Schmeiser, Canola farmer, tells his story about his fight with Monsanto after his fields got contaminated with GMOs.

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Barbara H. Peterson on August 18th, 2011

The comprehensive patent will give Bayer monopoly control over important food crops including both genetic engineering in plants and the process for conventional breeding and plants derived thereof.

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Barbara H. Peterson on May 18th, 2011

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”.

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Barbara H. Peterson on May 11th, 2009

ETC Communique May/June 2008 Issue # 99 Issue: The world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are stockpiling hundreds of monopoly patents on genes in plants that the companies will market as crops genetically engineered to withstand environmental stresses such as drought, heat, cold, floods, saline soils, and more. BASF, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dupont and biotech […]

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