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11.27.09

Black Friday Film: What the Bill Gates-Backed Monsanto Does to Animals, Farmers, Food, and Patent Systems

Posted in Bill Gates, Patents, Videos at 9:11 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Richard Stallman at 2009 Munich protests against patents on pigs

Summary: Monsanto Patent for a Pig — the full programme

WE wrote about Monsanto’s patents before [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] and here is a 1-hour programme about the subject.

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.1 of 5)

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.2 of 5)

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.3 of 5)

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.4 of 5)

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.5 of 5. End)

We have more coming soon because wallclimber works on something.

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3 Comments

  1. williami said,

    November 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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    Oh, great. Now they (Gates/Monstaro) are patenting milk, seeds, even pigs now. And you thought software patents were horrible.

    After seeing this, I realize the patent system has gone out of hand. It really should be fixed badly. And also, software and food patents must be gone.

  2. Roy Bixler said,

    November 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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    I thought that things that occur in nature were excluded from patentability. That is, for something to be patentable, you can’t merely discover it — it has to be an invention. Genes are not inventions. Even if I am wrong on this, wouldn’t prior art prevent anyone from patenting some already occurring thing in nature such as a pig?

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I think that Monsanto and others perceive the patent system differently. They just view it as a source of power that grants them money for doing some activity (like messing about with DNA).

    Needless to say, this was never the purpose (raison d’être) of the patent system.

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