A story in this weeks Now Magazine is really scary. The ramifications of this type of tampering with nature should seem obvious, and it's disturbing to understand what lengths governments and corporations are going to in pursuit of the almighty dollar. Among other things.

1 comment:

Ian C. said...

there was a saskatchewan case where monsnato sued a farmer who had their modified canola seeds on his land and he was replanting them (they weren't terminator, just some super hardy seed). he argued they blew over so they were his. nature giveth, he taketh. not so said the judge -- the seeds "belonged" to monsanto even if monsanto and he either had to destroy the crop or pay for the seeds.

that's cracked. and so wrong. i stopped following the story so i don't know how the appeal went. but it all feels horribly out of control some times.