Sharing seeds of rare plants/GMOs

Tim Eck
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:06:06 PST
It is worth mentioning that the introduction of genetically modified genes
into the farmers crop by natural pollinators was not accidental but clearly
intentional.  I know of no commercial farmers who grow their own seed; but
this farmer thought he could snag the patented gene by planting a non-GMO
soybean adjacent to a neighbor's GMO soybean and capturing the genes from
the pollen.  As horrendous as this court decision seems, it would not have
gone that way if the intent were not there.

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I think differently about Monsanto, the company that has done a lot of this
work and patented it and then turn around and sued farmers who aquire
"their" (patented) gene via accidental cross pollination with the neighbors
Monsanto GMO crop.  Seems to me it should be Monsanto's responsibility to
keep "their" genes out of other peoples fields, if they can't do that, oh

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