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#35 - kmichel (05/17/2013) [-]
I'm surprised there's no mention of the bastards Monsanto
User avatar #36 to #35 - snakefire (05/17/2013) [-]
**** monsanto man. We need someone to put a bullet in their CEOs head.

Its one thing to make nature better (ie built in pesticides) but when you do **** like making them unable to reproduce so you have to keep buying from them, is just downright retarded and could lead to the extinction of the plants...
User avatar #51 to #36 - SuitUp (05/17/2013) [-]
I realise it's one of the internets favourite circle-jerks to hate Monsanto but if you're going to do it at least have the courtesy to look up what actual goes on.

Monsanto has a patent for a mechanism by which they could engineer plants with infertile seeds. It does not, has never and has promised never to implement this in any of its products. What it does do is hav e a clause in the contract that farmers sign which say that they will purchase seed annually rather than replanting from the crops they grow. The thing is, and i cannot stress this enough, this is also standard practice for non-GM seed distributors and has been for a long time.
#95 to #51 - kmichel (05/17/2013) [-]
It'd their ruthless business practice that I hate, for example suing farmers for growing their crops after detecting modified genes in genetic testing. The genetic material could have been transported by wind, or even by an employee working for Monsanto in a sabotage attempt. Then the local farmer goes bankrupt and Monsanto buys the property. Not to mention the executives seem to be in bed with the government.
User avatar #97 to #95 - SuitUp (05/18/2013) [-]
I hate to be that guy but again that story is a skewed one. There was a case of a farmer being persued by them because they detected their strain of crops in his field, however that was because he had previously bought seed from them, saved it and replanted - in direct violation of his contract. The amount of their product that was found in his field was far too high to be a simple cross-pollination issue (Which really isn't that likely in the case of those plants anyway.)

I'm coming off as a Monsanto marketter here - they do some truly evil things and like most big companies have some terrible practices which are fine to hate on. I just don't like people hating things because of unjustified stories rather than the actual issues.
#65 to #51 - angelusprimus ONLINE (05/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, they also patented part of human genome.
Literaly part of you is owned by monsanto.
Atleast Bond villains have style.
User avatar #72 to #65 - SuitUp (05/17/2013) [-]
I agree that patenting human genomes is rediculous. Thats a failure of America's rediculous legal system as much as the greed of Monsanto. It's also completely irrelevent to the point about them making infertile seeds.
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