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And, yes, I DO take it personally: In the U.S. and most of the rest of the world, Monsanto OWNS soybeans and corn
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

In the U.S. and most of the rest of the world, Monsanto OWNS soybeans and corn

heckuva strategy... genetically modify seeds, patent them, build dominant market share to insure that your seeds are the only ones available and then keep raising the prices... pretty soon, the world's food supply belongs to YOU... it's the same strategy employed by the banksters to keep us servile and productive for our masters...
For plants designed in a lab a little more than a decade ago, they've come a long way: Today, the vast majority of the nation's two primary crops grow from seeds genetically altered according to Monsanto company patents.

Ninety-three percent of soybeans. Eighty percent of corn.

The seeds represent "probably the most revolutionary event in grain crops over the last 30 years," said Geno Lowe, a Salisbury, Md., soybean farmer.

But for farmers such as Lowe, prices of the Monsanto-patented seeds have steadily increased, roughly doubling during the past decade, to about $50 for a 50-pound bag of soybean seed, according to seed dealers.

The revolution, and Monsanto's dominant role in the nation's agriculture, has not unfolded without complaint. Farmers have decried the price increases, and competitors say the company has ruthlessly stifled competition.

Now Monsanto -- like IBM and Google -- has drawn scrutiny from U.S. antitrust investigators, who under the Obama administration have looked more skeptically at the actions of dominant firms.

once again, the wapo manages to publish a story without context... how can a news organization of the supposed reputation of the washington post manage to ignore the on-going global outcry against genetically-modified food production in general and monsanto and its terminator seeds in particular that has been going on for years...? it's stunning... really...

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