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Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Monsanto´s GMO Patents

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A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto´s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated. The Public Patent Foundation filed on

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. (0)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 9:13 am
I can´t even express how much I wish that this will be successful. I want Monsanto out of this universe.

Sandra T (126)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 9:41 am
Good news!! I second Jack's statement. How truly wonderful it would be it something finally worked out to get rid of this horror called Monsanto.I pray this will be successful.More power to those fantastic people who have stood up for what's right.
Thanks Judith.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 10:07 am

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 10:43 am

No good Judith!
I am THAT much aquainted to GMO stuff by now.
Almost 20 years Crop science food made a different one of me!
And Smack!

(Well, my brains are shrinking to max and my kidneys as well, but my liver!
12 and a half times bigger than now!

What was the topic andrea?
Quick, where are my Money Santo brains pills?

Nestlé Poisoning The Planet With GMO "Food" Stuff - Exposed

Does Monsanto ALSO Kill The News?

It's not the point, crop science modifying plants.
It's about modifying mankind!

Eileen Novak (444)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 12:22 pm
Bravo! Monsanto wants all the profits, but no responsibility when "it" goes array, which it surely will. Lawsuit is a language big business understands.

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 12:25 pm
Monsanto has already killed thousands of people in the world. They need to be stopped and held responsible for their criminal acts. Too bad. They pay off politicans who don't want regulation of this industried.

Can you guess which party supports thie? Anyone with a brain would know this answer.

Sandra T (126)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 12:34 pm
There we go with all the manipulation and deception again. So, then they buy and lie their way through, just like the pharmaceutical industries.
Parsifal, those are excellent and highly informative videos.

I knew long ago not to buy Nestle, but I wasn't aware that they are praising Monsanto and have already poisoned the world's children with their products. I just knew that they are funding the zionists, that's what made me boycott that company long ago.

Do you know of other corporations beside Nestle that have already poisoned the world? Please, if you have any other informations share it, when you find the chance.

Thanks for your input on this, and Judith thanks so very much to bring this to our attention. You really are a treasure.

. (0)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 3:47 pm
And the murder of me and mine must stop,
as must the murder of thee and thine.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 4:21 pm

Eternal G (745)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 5:29 pm
I really want them to be successful in loosening the strangling grip they have on our civilisation at large and the single farmer in specific!
Monsanto is synonymous to ECOCIDE & corporate science, we need to demand for real Science and ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE!!!

Eternal G (745)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 5:30 pm
Thanks for posting this, green one coming your way Judith!

colleen p (38)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 6:13 pm
maybe we can get people to troll and bully the Monsato folks. everyone who works people who want to work, the owners and the modifyers.

although I somtimes wish I could master a gentic playground. but does the world really need "crayon blue" cats? spiders and birds come in blue. but mammals don't.

or create wacky vegetable, and the ultimate vegetable, that grows fruit, but the fruit's seeds are as good as a nut.
yeah. and the fruit would be bigger than a pumpkin and somehow have medicinal properties and every vitamin and even taurine.. something with leaf, seed, root, fruit that is all edible.

yeah. to bad nobody can invent a new lifeform that has it's own family.

or just make blue cats

Susanne R (235)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 6:14 pm
The article states: "The new lawsuit couldn’t come a moment too soon, given the USDA’s recent decision to allow rice modified with human genes by Ventria Bioscience. Such approval begs the question: At what point is the line into cannibalism crossed?"

Movies like "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and "Little Shop of Horrors" are beginning to sound a bit less ridiculous when you read about biotech companies like Monsanto and Ventria. What they're doing is very unnatural, and we have no way of knowing how things will turn out in the future if such technology is allowed to continue with serious regulation. I hope the lawsuit is successful.

Susanne R (235)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 6:15 pm
Sorry. I meant "without" serious regulation.

T. A. H (39)
Sunday May 8, 2011, 7:01 pm
I just watched "Food, Inc." last night. The ONLY REASON this was law was passed is that Clarence Thomas, our most corrupt Supreme Court Justice (didn't report his wife $700K in income for years), who used to be an attorney for Monsanto wrote the majority opinion in the case. What an outrage!

Iona Kentwell (129)
Monday May 9, 2011, 12:24 am
Monsanto and the other evil GMO companies have GOT TO GO. Seriously, it's a matter of survival. Eradicate them from the universe before it's too late.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 9, 2011, 12:33 am
The protests must increase if we are to avoid new disasters in the future.

Jennifer W (48)
Monday May 9, 2011, 4:13 am
Too many lawyers and company shills involved in politics. Thanks for the heads up Ann- very interesting- but a terrible state of affairs. Don't these crooks think of their own family's health when they pass such dangerous legislation? Pyschopathic.!

. (0)
Monday May 9, 2011, 10:00 am
very interesting, thanks for the info!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday May 9, 2011, 12:27 pm
I hope that they are successful.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:16 pm
Dang, Judy, you have made my day. This is the best news I have heard in ages. Oh dear God, please let this law suit be successful in ending Monsanto's nightmarish hold over our food supply.\
Could not give you a star, Judy, but you really gave us some hope.
Thank you.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:24 pm
Ann H., you may have corrected some information I had in that I thought it was Clarence Thomas himself who worked for Monsanto, but you said it was his wife. Seems there is another justice on the court who also has connections to Monsanto. Would love to get this cleared up so I am not spreading misinformation.
We really need an honest court but they are up against many consumer groups and authorities. Hope this gets world wide attention. Maybe we should alert our congresspeople about this in case they are twisted the other way first.

Thomas H (37)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:41 pm
It's a start.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:44 pm
"The court disagreed, and thus allowed patents on sexually reproducing life forms, which extends to animals. Of note, the decision was written by ethically-challenged Clarence Thomas, a former Monsanto attorney. Thomas also refused to recuse himself from a 2010 case involving Monsanto. (Geertson Seed v Monsanto involved contamination of natural alfalfa.)"

Hartson Doak (39)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:44 pm
Scifi horror movie comes to life. See the next saga in the Mega Corp Agribiz take over of all life on Earth. Since all sexually produced life can be patented, you had better not have any children without Monsanto's permission.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday May 9, 2011, 1:46 pm
Another quote from the article that is shocking, human genes in rice??? "The new lawsuit couldn’t come a moment too soon, given the USDA’s recent decision to allow rice modified with human genes by Ventria Bioscience. Such approval begs the question: At what point is the line into cannibalism crossed? Biotech and pharmaceutical companies have produced several hundred “pharma crops” – food that contains vaccines against a variety of diseases. The FDA and USDA would have us ignore that this scheme fails to consider appropriate dosage specific to a person’s age, weight and medical condition, the very foundation of pharmaceutical science."

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday May 9, 2011, 2:02 pm
Wonder if foreign government can join in on this law suit. Watched a documentary on Coke Cola, that had the people with grievances file law suits in America in order to get redress. There are many companies and governments outside the U.S. that could join giving them more strength and bucks to fright these bstrds.
Noticed in the article that there are more companies than I was aware of involved in this genetic altering of genetic material.
I say get rid of Tom Vilsack, Sec of the USDA who just approved the planting of rice seeds with human genetic material in them. He did this recently when the letter from Dr. Huber went out in January clearly warming about the dangers of GE and Round UP, not just Round Up. Vilsack must have a sack of moneye is getting from Monsanto, etc., to go along with their proposals, and saying it is safe.
He must really hate people.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday May 9, 2011, 4:50 pm
Justus Wandera took the words right out of my head/mouth. I just hope it goes before a Judge who isn't bought and paid for by Monsanto.

Brad Kraus (6)
Monday May 9, 2011, 7:10 pm
I certainly hope this lawsuit is won by the plaintiffs and sets a new precedent regarding GM crops and the companies that manufacture them. Food is a basic need of all people and should not be owned by companies. It belongs to the people of this Earth.

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Monday May 9, 2011, 7:19 pm
What are the chances the republicans would let this happen that so many idiots helped elect; because the reality of what real change meant. Making tough choices like getting these Mengele plant maniacs out of our lives forever, and return to natural farming. 2012 check your brain capacity when going to the ballot box.

Bonnie B (103)
Monday May 9, 2011, 7:41 pm
Thanks for the post, Bohm. If you read to the end it sounds like good old Clarence Thomas nixed the suit... However, I'm sure it will be tried again! We really do need to impeach the Supreme court for conflict of interest.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday May 9, 2011, 9:22 pm
The biotech industry is out of control & has gone too far when it imposes a significant danger to humans and the environment. PUBPAT’s lawsuit marks a significant step toward restoring a safe, sane and consensual food supply. Wholesome healthy food is a staple requirement for all living beings on this planet & no company should own a patent on such. This is a human right & we should still be entitle to a few! Thanks for posting Judith.


Angela Weber (27)
Monday May 9, 2011, 9:41 pm
Power to the people against Monsanto!

Wioletta S (69)
Monday May 9, 2011, 11:01 pm

Herbert E (10)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 2:04 am
No patents on GMO's - I surely hope this does not mean every big Agrichem can make them once "we've" won. We need a second victory, that is when they are closed down. For good.

Herbert E (10)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 2:13 am
sorry, forgot to mention the book by Vandana Shiva - Stolen Harvest. This Lady knows what she's writing about. It's really worth reading and I heartily recommend it.

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 5:14 am
Thanks for the article.

criss s (4)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 7:18 am
Noted, thank you.

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 7:22 am
Fingers crossed!

Janis B (7)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 11:28 am
We can pray this is successful then we start on Bayer to destroy their production of atrazine and the nicotinides poisons which wipe out amphibians and pollinators.

Maria p (151)
Tuesday May 17, 2011, 10:30 am
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