Monsanto Files Patent Claiming Ownership Of Millions Of Pigs

Monsanto has filed patents in 160 nations for… pigs. The World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva recently published the patent requests, which has left the pork industry squealing with contention. If approved, Monsanto would gain ownership of certain types of breeding techniques that are already in common use by farmers around the world. The patents also request Monsanto overtake of ownership of the pigs born of those breeding techniques as well as their related herds. Although controversial, the profit incentive of this legal maneuver for Monsanto is enormous, as annual pork sales in the U.S., alone, are $38 billion annually. Take action: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/pigs.cfm

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