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  •  My father was a plant geneticist (1+ / 0-)
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    (with a government institution, NOT Monsanto) who was issued patents on some hybrid varietals.  So I found this interesting -

    Upon learning that several nitrogen-fixing bacteria did not inhibit each other, however, the patent applicant combined them into a single inoculant and obtained a patent. The Court held that the composition was not patent eligible because the patent holder did not alter the bacteria in any way.

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 10:53:13 AM PDT

    •  *sigh* "Monsanto" does not equal "bad science" (2+ / 0-)
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      There's a difference between scientific research and business practices. Monsanto and other large companies in all industries can perform entirely acceptable research. How it's used is a separate issue entirely. Just because someone works for Monsanto does not mean that they are morally equivalent to Victor Frankenstein.

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