February 16, 2012
This report from James Corbett about the implications of genetically-modified crops, is so important it cannot be missed!
It includes the twisted tale of canola farmer, Percy Schmeiser who found that his fields had been infected with genetically-modified "Round Up-Ready" crops from adjacent fields. Amazingly, he was sued by Monsanto for copyright infringement!
After nearly being bankrupted by this legal, Schmeiser won an out-of-court settlement that included the clean-up of his contaminated field.
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February 15, 2012
As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property (IP) for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere.
Find out more about the process of patenting life and what it means for the food supply on this week's GRTV Backgrounder.