Saturday, June 12, 2010

Monsanto Invents Meat?

That's right... Monsanto has filed a patent for meat! This particular patent is specifically pork... all cuts including pork chops and bacon. They are claiming a patent on pork raised on their GMO feed.

"Patent application WO2009097403 is claiming meat stemming from pigs being fed with the patented genetically engineered plants of Monsanto. A similar patent application was for fish from aquaculture in March 2010 (WO201027788).

Far reaching patents on food have been 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."

International patent applications for foods from GMO's doubled from 2007 to 2009.

GMO Trees
On another front, the USDA has approved a trial planting of 200,000 GMO trees in Florida. The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that it had received comments opposing the field trial from 12,462 people or organizations, compared with only 45 supporters of the trial. But a vast majority of the opposing comments were nearly identical form letters, it said.

So they approved it anyway??

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