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downsouth 01-19-2012 02:16 PM

Monsanto buys xe (blackwater) or not?
 
I heard about this on the radio this morning. A google search showed several websites that confirm it as fact. A couple say it's not so.

Monsanto does some questionable things at best. There is a class action law suit about their policy of sueing farmers whos crops were cross polinated with their gmo corn. Monsanto has put family farmers out of business using this method.

Also they are developing the "terminator seed", which is sterile. If true and they did buy xe, what is their intent?

BLUNTTrauma72 01-19-2012 05:58 PM

What is the terminator seed?

Vikingdad 01-19-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by downsouth (Post 681844)
I heard about this on the radio this morning. A google search showed several websites that confirm it as fact. A couple say it's not so.

Monsanto does some questionable things at best. There is a class action law suit about their policy of sueing farmers whos crops were cross polinated with their gmo corn. Monsanto has put family farmers out of business using this method.

Also they are developing the "terminator seed", which is sterile. If true and they did buy xe, what is their intent?

Monsato also has a history of creating a new GMO seed corn every year. If a farmer holds over any seed from the previous year they can't plant it the following year. If they do? You guessed it. They get sued by Monsato. Also the GMO seed corn is pollen sterile so it the corn that is grown from their seed will not be viable. This means a farmer cannot grow their own seed corn. The class action lawsuit you refer to is because farmers were growing non-GMO corn in neighboring fields that had viable pollen and those fields would pollenate the GMO corn making the seed viable.

downsouth 01-19-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad

Monsato also has a history of creating a new GMO seed corn every year. If a farmer holds over any seed from the previous year they can't plant it the following year. If they do? You guessed it. They get sued by Monsato. Also the GMO seed corn is pollen sterile so it the corn that is grown from their seed will not be viable. This means a farmer cannot grow their own seed corn. The class action lawsuit you refer to is because farmers were growing non-GMO corn in neighboring fields that had viable pollen and those fields would pollenate the GMO corn making the seed viable.

I was under the impression that the gmo corn was pollenating the organic corn thus redering it no longer organic. Also when that happens monsanto would trespass onto the farmers fields to get samples to use in court.

A couple of years ago I watched documentery that went into detail about what monsanto was doing. It was on hulu and the name escapes me at this minute. If somebody knows the name of the film please help me.

downsouth 01-19-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by BLUNTTrauma72
What is the terminator seed?

Here is a link.

http://www.ethicalinvesting.com/monsanto/terminator.shtml

downsouth 01-19-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad

Monsato also has a history of creating a new GMO seed corn every year. If a farmer holds over any seed from the previous year they can't plant it the following year. If they do? You guessed it. They get sued by Monsato. Also the GMO seed corn is pollen sterile so it the corn that is grown from their seed will not be viable. This means a farmer cannot grow their own seed corn. The class action lawsuit you refer to is because farmers were growing non-GMO corn in neighboring fields that had viable pollen and those fields would pollenate the GMO corn making the seed viable.

This is the lawsuit I was refering to above.

http://www.pressherald.com/life/maine-farmer-heads-group-challenging-genetics-giant_2011-11-09.html

downsouth 01-19-2012 07:57 PM

In an earlier post I was trying to remember a documentary, it's called THE FUTURE OF FOOD. I saw it on hulu.

Chainfire 01-19-2012 08:40 PM

Monsanto, capitalism at its finest..........

downsouth 01-19-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Chainfire
Monsanto, capitalism at its finest..........

Maybe so, back to the point of the original post, why do they need mercenaries?


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