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Genetically modified crops - February issue

Roger Whitehead rgw at office-futures.com
Sun Feb 7 07:32:24 EST 1999

In article <36BCECC4.9A034CF3 at mr.net>, David Kendra wrote:
> Selling the seed without compensating the company
> is  stealing.

If they are, in fact, the owners, of course. What is the law on intellectual 
property in genetic manipulation? (There are, of course, some latter-day 
Proudhons who would argue that intellectual property, particularly of such a 
kind, is itself theft.)

> I don't know if selling stolen seed is illegal in Canada, but I
> personally believe it should be.

So you're willing to support Monsanto's actions in publicising the names of 
these farmers without even knowing whether it has the law on its side. No 
wonder you cannot see a moral dimension to this act.

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