Champion of the Sun: Weird case, can you purposely do an end around the copyright by buying feed soy and planting it? If 90% of the feed soy is Monsanto, it makes the practice in violation of the copyright. Sounds like a restriction on trade. Longstanding business practice calls for planting feed soy for your second crop.Both sides have a compelling argument. One side is a huge business conglomerate. Wonder who is gonna win? I'm guessing 5-4 Monsanto.This guy is probably a bad representative though, if he stopped buying the official seed in 2007 and has been doing the feed soy replanting thing. Looks like he's purposely avoiding the copyright as opposed to incidentally violating it based on the impossibility of buying non Monsanto feed.
Man On Fire: jake_lex: Monsanto is about the closest thing to one of those evil corporations from science fiction we've got going now. I expect them to change their name to Weyland-Yutani Umbrella Soylent Tyrell Corporation CHOAM any day now.ftfy.
Thisbymaster: For no reason whatsoever should a company be able to copyright a living thing, or dna. That allows for them to "copyright" people which is slavery. I want this and all the bull shiat the MPAA to come tumbling down. If there needs to be laws to make your company profitable then your company shouldn't profitable.
jake_lex: Monsanto is about the closest thing to one of those evil corporations from science fiction we've got going now. I expect them to change their name to Weyland-Yutani Umbrella any day now.
Arthur Jumbles: spoiler alert: the soybeans have a genetic timebomb. 9 generations and the next plant isn't soy beans, it's terrible super roundup resistant weeds.
dryknife: Super marijuana seeds by Monsanto coming to your Co-op soon.
BarkingUnicorn: As the Bowman and Scruggs cases suggest, Monsanto has alway aggressively enforced these patent rights. However, Monsanto has announced that once the patents expire, it will no longer enforce its existing technology licenses. At that point, farmers will be free to save their GM soybean seeds and replant them at will. In addition, the expiration of the patents also allows others to manufacture other Roundup Ready organisms.
jaybeezey: Quit yer biatching and get in the fight then.
utah dude: I really wish Americans would stop attacking Monsanto. Their business practices, even the sum-history of their environmental damage,is so much less than their major competitor (hint, based in Europe) - - if people only knew what was going on over there. omfg.
GhostfacedFiddlah: Unless Monsanto's singing songs about it, it's not copyright. Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights. Learn the difference. This is clearly a trademark issue./pet peave
Britney Spear's Speculum: jake_lex: Monsanto is about the closest thing to one of those evil corporations from science fiction we've got going now. I expect them to change their name to Weyland-Yutani Umbrella
Arthur Jumbles: jaytkay: In other news, 90% of the US soybean crop is marinated in Roundup.Ummmmm, Roundup.[static6.businessinsider.com image 400x300]Yummy Roundup!
encyclopediaplushuman: PanicMan: I just don't like the idea of 90% of anything being dominated by one company.Which is probably why Britain, who has historically invaded or conquered land in 90% of all the countries currently in existence today, is nowhere near as powerful anymore.
PanicMan: I just don't like the idea of 90% of anything being dominated by one company.
Guuberre: All these fields are yours, except Europa. Attempt no planting there. Use them together. Use them for peas.
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