Mexican Farmers Block Monsanto

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 4:45 am » by Hurtswhenipee


Mexican Farmers Block Monsanto Law to Privatize Plants and Seeds

Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents. When the corporations pushed their bill to modify the Federal Law on Plant Varieties through the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies on March 14, organizations of farmers from across the country sounded the alarm. By organizing quickly, they joined together to pressure legislators and achieved an agreement with the legislative committee to remove the bill from the floor.

What’s at stake is free and open access to plant biodiversity in agriculture. The proposed modifications promote a privatizing model that uses patents and “Plant Breeders’ Rights” (PBR) to deprive farmers of the labor of centuries in developing seed. The small farmers who worked to create this foundation of modern agriculture never charged royalties for its use.

See full article here: http://www.nationofchange.org/mexican-f ... 1337785224 :rtft:
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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 5:03 am » by Evildweeb


Good job :flop:


Too bad our own here didn't see this crap coming.


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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 5:22 am » by Hurtswhenipee


Evildweeb wrote:Good job :flop:


Too bad our own here didn't see this crap coming.


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Thanks Evildweeb

More people are being educated on this subject every day!
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