Patent For A Pig: The Big Business of Genetics: The American biotechnology firm, Monsanto, has applied for a patent for pig breeding in 160 countries. The patent is for specific parts of the genetic material of pigs which Monsantos genetic researchers have decoded. If this patent is granted, pig breeding would be possible with the approval of the company. Farmers and breeders are naturally alarmed because these genes have long existed in the great majority of their pigs. Using DNA tests they can prove that there is no new invention in the patent applications but that, instead, granting this patent would be to allow a part of nature to fall into the hands of a single company. Monsantos influence on the patent offices is huge. If the patent is approved, money will have to be paid to Monsanto for e very pig in the world carrying this genetic marker. This has long been the case for certain feedstuffs, such as genetically modified maize. Many farmers in the US have already become dependent on the company. It is not merely a question of money, however, but also a question of the risk posed to consumers. In America, as in Europe, cases of infertility in animals fed with genetically modified maize are becoming increasingly common. No-one yet knows what effects such products are having on humans.
No need for condoms –
GE corn can do the job Farmer feeds GMO corn to his pigs: they all become sterile. Video: http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2012/01/21/farmers-pigs-all-sterile-from-gmo-corn/ Feature story – January 12, 2009
New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility? Regulators around the world said Monsanto’s GE corn was as safe as non-GE strains.
It has been approved in many countries and regions including the US, the EU, Argentina, Japan, Philippines and South Africa. China approved the GE corn for animal feed back in 2005. Until this research, under the Austrian Ministries for Agriculture and Health, none of the regulators had seriously questioned the safety of Monsanto’s GE corn. The biotech industry is playing a game of genetic roulette with our food and with our health. The GE corn research Austrian scientists fed mice over a course of 20 weeks a mixture of 33 percent Monsanto GE corn (NK 603 x MON 810) and non-GE corn. These mice gave birth to less babies and lighter babies in their third and fourth litters. Mice fed on non-GE corn had babies as normal.
These differences are statistically significant. India and GE food The GEAC(Genetic Engineering Approval Committee), a government body, has approved large scale field trials for BT corn in three agricultural universities in India. This corn is the same corn that according to a study by the Austrian government leads to infertility in the females of the rats that it was tested upon. In the light of this latest research, Greenpeace India is urging the government to put the brakes on GE food. „Genetic Engineering as a technology cannot be taken as safe without adequate safety tests“ said Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Molecular biologist and former President of The Council for Responsible Genetics. GE Brinjal is also in the pipeline, and being considered for approval. Monsanto’s GE corn hurts mouse reproduction. So what is it doing to human reproduction? Considering the severity of the potential threat, Greenpeace is demanding a recall of genetically-engineered food and crops from the global market. Jerry Rosman, a pig farmer in Iowa, was cultivating GMO corn,(Roundup Ready and BT) and fed this corn to his pigs. Result: his sows became infertile, and then after one year he went bankrupt (Video)
Please read the book Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
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