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Genetically modified crops - February issue

Alan J Holmes G4CRW at rnars1087.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Feb 10 10:59:06 EST 1999

David Kendra wrote in message <36BCECC4.9A034CF3 at mr.net>...
>Roger Whitehead wrote:

>> In article <36BC503C.1297476B at mr.net>, David Kendra wrote:
>> > You would not have invested anythng towards the development of
>> > the variety so why should you benefit . .

>> I will have grown the crop, so will have made an investment thereby.

>You invested only in growing the crop, not developing the variety.  The
>company you originally bought the seed from still owns the right to the
>genetics, not you.  Selling the seed without compensating the company
>is  stealing.

>> > from illegially selling the seed?

>> Is it, in fact, an illegal act in Canada?

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

Suppose I give it away to my friends, is that stealing?

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