We have the World Food Prize events going here in Iowa this week. The anti GMO, anti Monsanto kooks are out in force.
I have read information from scientists pro and con, including some interesting studies that didn’t exactly give some of the GMO stuff a clean no worries outcome.
But I don’t wish to discuss the pro and cons of GMO. I do want to point out the dangers involved with how the idea of ownership has been interpreted.
If you buy a sack of seeds and only use half of them, should you be able to sell the unused seeds? Apparently not according to Monsanto’s definition of ownership-you would be guilty of patent infringement.
There should be lots of discussion over this sort of stuff.