In a short time, Iraq will be living under the new American credo: Pay Monsanto, or starve.
... A new report by GRAIN and Focus on the Global South has found that new legislation in Iraq has been carefully put in place by the US that prevents farmers from saving their seeds and effectively hands over the seed market to transnational corporations. ("Pay Monsanto, or Starve," Celsias. March 2, 2007.)
The linked article also covers something I written about several times on this website about the evil courts in Canada that think it's fine that Monsanto's genetically engineered seeds and pollen are polluting even organic farms and that when Monsanto does that, the farmers who are polluted by Monsanto have to pay Monsanto. It's evil and insane and will not stand. God hates this kind of stuff.
Satan is just itching to be set free to rake Monsanto and the courts over the coals for following him, Satan. It may not make any sense to the vast majority of people, but that's the way it is. If God pulls God's protection, Satan, who hates human kind and thinks we all ought to be dead and tortured afterwards for eternity and who accuses the whole of humanity day and night before God, will have free reign against the likes of Monsanto, the Canadian court, and the U.S. neocons. Satan eats his greedy demons alive.
No one has the right to tell anyone else that he or she may not save seed or plant and raise food. No one has the right to patent seeds that people have been saving and using for thousands and thousands of years. The Church doesn't recognize any such authority. The Church will save its seed and will not pay Monsanto or anyone else for polluting Church farmland. It doesn't matter what the U.S. government says about it. It doesn't matter what laws they think they put into place in Iraq or in Canada. If they persist with their despicable efforts, the Holy Spirit will not stand between them and the wrath to come. Turn or be cut off and burned up. That's the way of it.
Look, who's harming whom? Who's doing the violence? Who's the greedy, violent, depraved bunch? It isn't the farmer,, and his wife in Canada.
In a key part of the ruling, the judge agreed a farmer can generally own the seeds or plants grown on his land if they blow in or are carried there by pollen — but the judge says this is not true in the case of genetically modified seed.
It was that part of the ruling that most upsets Percy Schmeiser. The implications are wide ranging and Schmeiser has launched an appeal that was heard on May 15 & 16, 2002 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Federal Court of Appeal subsequently rejected Schmeiser's appeal. Schmeiser then asked for leave from Canada's Supreme Court to hear the case. Leave was granted in May 2003 and the case was heard on January 20, 2004.
The Supreme Court issued their decision in May 2004 and one can view the decision as a draw. The Court determined that Monsanto's patent is valid, but Schmeiser is not forced to pay Monsanto anything as he did not profit from the presence of Roundup Ready canola in his fields. This issue started with Monsanto demanding Schmeiser pay the $15/acre technology fee and in the end, Schmeiser did not have to pay.
If someone enters into a contract with Monsanto to use Monsanto seed and to not save and plant seed from the crop, that's an agreement that the parties ought to honor. However, if someone does not enter into any such contract and doesn't illegally obtain Monsanto seed and that seed blows in or the crops are pollinated by Monsanto crops, that's Monsanto's problem. What's more, Roundup Ready seeds and crops were are and remain a bad idea to have been released in nature. That's documented. Anyone spending a few hours on the Internet searching will find plenty of information about the hazards and problems with Roundup Ready.
It's ruining the purity of natural seeds. Human beings don't know enough to have released artificially engineered crops. It's ruining the biodiversity that protects against catastrophic plant diseases. When a disease comes along that targets the Monsanto crops, there will be a severe shortage of food.
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