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(USA Today)   Monsanto gene-hacked wheat that escaped in Oregon has been contained, according to USDA scientists who hope their families will be released safely   (usatoday.com) divider line 12
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2013-06-16 07:36:44 PM
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www.petervaughan.net
        R.I.P. Gene Hacked Bran
2013-06-16 07:00:10 PM
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They have their best agents on it.

basementrejects.com
2013-06-17 01:40:00 AM
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Dr_Gene: I'm willing to be corrected... all you need do is give the citation to ANY US/Canadian court case where Monsanto (or any other company) successfully sued a farmer for inadvertent presence of GMOs.


Well, it depends how you frame the question (and you've done it in such a way that you can basically shrug them off by saying the farmers knew what was going on), but the two cases I can think of off the top of my head are Monsanto (Canada) v Schmeiser and Bowman v Monsanto. Both cases were argued before the Supreme Court of their respective country, and both cases basically established that the mere presence of glyphosate-resistant crops in a field is patent infringement. The second case is particularly interesting because it essentially means that the farmer has become responsible for ensuring that any seed obtained from a source other than a biotechnology company contains no patented genetic material. So basically, it's no longer possible to just buy some soybeans and plant them in a field, unless you're okay paying the license fees Monsanto demands if it turns out those seeds you bought came from a roundup ready variety.

Now, to the farmer, RR products are a huge benefit. But they're pricey. So naturally people will look for ways to get ahold of the product without paying the premium. I don't blame Monsanto for seeking to protect their rights, but the fallout of these court cases is pretty far reaching in the agriculture industry. You basically have to buy seed from a seed company these days; it's too risky to follow the traditional method of obtaining seed - just keeping some of what you grew last year.
2013-06-16 11:16:56 PM
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jopy666: Monsanto has bred Terminator seeds and released them in the wild and have affected millions of farmers and ruined their crops. Dont like that? Monsanto will sue you out of existence. THey have filled the entire government with their paid shills, the head of the FDA is also the head of Monsanto and they have shut down any free speach against them time and time again through their legal thugs. GMOs are untested and unregulated and Monsanto has paid off the government to ensure that remains. In europe and Zambia they are banned because its been proven to be near poison for the environment and people and is the sole cause of the near extinction of the bees. Monsanto should be shut down for crimes against humanity and all of the workers and scientists should be jailed and farmers who use their frankenseeds should be banned from farming entirely. The entire planet is near death and no matter where you look monsanto has a hand in killing it.


Dear god. It's like Natural News, Mother Jones, and the Angry masturbating homeless bus stop man had a baby, and that baby had tourette's.
2013-06-16 09:41:37 PM
1 votes:
I've got a solution (at least it works with quarto-triticale,,,

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-06-16 09:39:24 PM
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Monsanto has bred Terminator seeds and released them in the wild and have affected millions of farmers and ruined their crops. Dont like that? Monsanto will sue you out of existence. THey have filled the entire government with their paid shills, the head of the FDA is also the head of Monsanto and they have shut down any free speach against them time and time again through their legal thugs. GMOs are untested and unregulated and Monsanto has paid off the government to ensure that remains. In europe and Zambia they are banned because its been proven to be near poison for the environment and people and is the sole cause of the near extinction of the bees. Monsanto should be shut down for crimes against humanity and all of the workers and scientists should be jailed and farmers who use their frankenseeds should be banned from farming entirely. The entire planet is near death and no matter where you look monsanto has a hand in killing it.
2013-06-16 09:29:04 PM
1 votes:
Is GM wheat resistant to crop circles?
2013-06-16 09:24:53 PM
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PunGent: revrendjim: Wheat can't spread on its own in the wild,

Unless it's been genetically modified.


images.cheezburger.com
2013-06-16 09:13:00 PM
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revrendjim: Wheat can't spread on its own in the wild


Perhaps it was carried on the legs of these rather large crickets which appeared in the same field.
i242.photobucket.com
2013-06-16 07:50:58 PM
1 votes:
Sabotage?
You mean the rogue GM wheat was *gasp* PLANTED???
2013-06-16 06:07:10 PM
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Sabotage is a possibility, said Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer.

Anything to weasel out of taking responsibility.
2013-06-16 05:06:44 PM
1 votes:
The f*ck Monsanto thread again? F*ck yeah
 
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