Meat claimed as invention by multinational company of Monsanto

(GMWatch) – Multinational seed corporations are following a consequent strategy to gain control over basic resources for food production. As recent research shows not only genetically engineered plants, but more and more the conventional breeding of plants gets into the focus of patent monopolies: International patent applications in this sector are skyrocking, having doubled since 2007 till end of 2009. Further on the multinationals expand their claims over the whole chain of food production from feed to animals and food products such as meat. In a pending patent application from Monsanto even bacon and steaks are claimed: Patent application WO2009097403 is claiming meat stemming from pigs being fed with the patented genetically engineered plants of Monsanto. A similar patent is applied for fish from aquaculture in March 2010 (WO201027788). Far reaching patents on food are even already granted: Monsanto received a European patent (EP 1356033) in 2009, which the chain of food production from
seeds of genetically engineered plants up to food products such as meal and oil are covered.

“There is a process going on, multinationals are trying to gain increasing control of the whole chain of food production. Consumers, farmers and food producers are all caught by the same trap. This has to be regarded as an immoral attempt to abuse patent law. The company is heading for maximising its profits by filing patents on food while at the same time one billion people is suffering from hunger,” says Francois Meienberg from the Berne Declaration.

As experience from the US shows, patents on seeds and increasing market concentration are leading to drastic increase in seed prices, reduced choice in seeds and soaring dependencies for farmers. Meanwhile the Department of Justice and state attorneys general in several US states are investigating whether Monsanto Company has abused its market power to lock out competitors and raise prices in seeds. The coalition of ‘No Patents on Seeds is warning that market concentration will even increase if the abuse of patent law is not stopped. The coalition is supported globally by more than 200 organisations. The organisations are demanding a clear change in policy and practise of patent offices. Governments are urged to to revise the patent laws in order to exclude patents on seeds, animals and parts thereof.

Download Monsanto’s patent: pdf wo2009097403a1 1.89 Mb

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Overview: International patent applications in genetic engineering of plants and conventional breeding; 1978 – 2009.

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5 thoughts on “Meat claimed as invention by multinational company of Monsanto

  1. Claiming a patent on a Monsanto GM corn fed pig is simply ridiculous. I’ve eaten Monsanto GM corn, so does the patent cover me? That’s so stupid. This patent should surely be rejected by the patent office.

  2. Oh My God!
    It must be something in the water.
    Looks to me like everybody’s flipped.
    At least the corporate people.
    Illegal invaders want reform that negates their criminality
    Goldman Sachs shorts the Gulf
    BP (Beyond the Pale)(el corporato destructo)
    Bill Gates ( nano sterilzer)
    And now this.
    Maybe that’s the idea.
    Can you people please get a grip.

    Do and don’t ya’know.
    Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.

    Please start thinking, and quit imposing your madness on the rest of us. Restrain yourselves and do what is right. (and what is right is not just what YOU want)
    Someone (GOD) needs to take away your toys, money and influence You’ve forgotten that civilization is not a “Lord of the Flies” sandlot.

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