Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:33:38 PST

>What if I decide to commercially grow seedless mandarins, sometimes
sold in the U.S. under the trademark name Cuties? Should I be able to
demand that all my neighbors within a certain distance of my citrus
orchard must now remove all their pollen producing citrus plants in
order to prevent pollination of my mandarins, all because I want to
profit from growing higher value seedless citrus fruit?

This sort of thing happens all the time. Depends on who has the most money 
and influence.
"The federal government had banned the growing of black and red currants in 
1911 when the burgeoning logging industry put pressure on lawmakers to 
eliminate the currants because they were thought to be an intermediate host 
of white pine blister rust."…


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