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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    Want this stuff in a science book? Pay up! Wanna cure cancer? Pay up! Its all comes down to money!

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Want control over your own genes? Pay up…

  3. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The politicians promised that the economy would be saved by new bio-tech jobs. Oops. We have to give our money to bio-tech?

  4. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 3 years ago

    Monsanto has already patented the natural corn along with other non GMO vegetables.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    A few years back, India open sourced all the information they had on the medicinal properties of many of the spices grown and used in the country. US companies were trying to patent the curative properties of spices from India.
    The cartoon isn’t too far from being right. What is worse is how patents are being used to stymie development of new products.
    Monsanto also was able to put through a law that protects them in the event one of their gmo products is found to cause problems for farmers, producers, and/or consumers.
    Protected from litigation in advance.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Cucarachas enojadas patente numero dos!

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Is that really my mother-in-law on the right?

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    A Senator from Oregon has written a repeal to the Monsanto Protection Act, and let’s hope he’s a really hot lawyer. We really do need a repeal on that one.

    The cartoon is on the money. Did you see that Nestlés is calling for privatization of water resources?

    We really do have to put a stop to this.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    We are losing species every day that may hold the answer to some illness. GMO crops can easily take over adjacent fields resulting in the loss of genetically diverse and desirable strains of grain, corn etc. GMO crop introduction into the environment will have far reaching consequences our children won’t thank us for.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^^Jeff Merkeley’s bill is a good start, but Monsanto wants to patent oxygen and water, and if you let it cross your “fenceline” they will sue you!


    SCOTUS said “natural” DNA cannot be patented, but human manipulated genes CAN be. Hmm, if they recognize that human “science” and activities can alter crop plants on a world-wide basis, when will folks recognize that those companies, and human activities also can alter climate?

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    my favorite person from the past; Dr. Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccination.
    He said something like
    who can patent the sun? I don’t want to get rich from patenting my product, it belongs to everyone.
    Monsanto is the most damaging corporation in the world.
    It’s crazy to patent oxygen and water!
    on water! in Switzerland the owner of Nestle’s says water should not be free.
    How can these criminals get away with doing that?
    This is a major reason I’m against fraking, it uses (wastes) so much water.There have been droughts and water shortages, Texas Buys water from Mexico.
    the next big problem will be that water is so scarce that it will cost more than oil and gas, and water will be needed by so many more.
    you can live long time with the inconvenience of not having oil, but only 2 weeks without water.
    This is NOT a partisan issue, we Have to band together to fight against this future.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Naaah…they want businesses to take credit for their actions, not take blame.
    And as you know, trout, there is an old-fashioned way to alter genes called “breeding.” Tomatoes, corn, apples, bananas…none of them are like their original species. Good thing the SCOTUS didn’t think of that!

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    It’s that “slippery slope” thing. I had a bad feeling when Pat Riley patented (trademarked?) the word “three-peat”. It got worse when Paris Hilton did the same with “It’s Hot.”

    Does anyone have dibs on “Bless you”? I see a pile of money at the end of that rainbow….“Amen?” Somebody stop me!

  14. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The song Happy Birthday to You was written over a hundred years ago but you still have to pay to use it commercially.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @Radish

    Let this be a lesson to you: the fact that YOU don’t think that what you’ve done needs to create royalty payments does not guarantee that no one can profit from your talent. Think about the guy who didn’t patent the “Smiley Face”…..Wal-Mart would owe him for eternity….

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