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Fintan
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recapping.

Rumpl kicked this thread
off with this question:

So, why did THIS guy's seemingly small potatoes case make it to the
Supreme Court? Because he's can present a flawed case, and lose?


Sadly. Yes. Now confirmed by the discreet tweaking of patent law
buried in the judgement - and buried by the media.

And -as predicted- not just Monsanto will benefit. Many Corps will.

The case and verdict was a corporate-legal conspiracy.

That "C" word, eh?
Conspiracy.

In theory.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart
Clare O'Connor | 5/14/2013 | Forbes


'...
The app itself is the work of one Los Angeles-based 26-year-old freelance programmer, Ivan Pardo, who has devoted the last 16 months to Buycott. “It’s been completely bootstrapped up to this point,” he said. Martinez and another friend have pitched in to promote the app.

Pardo’s handiwork is available for download on iPhone or Android, making its debut in iTunes and Google Google Play in early May. You can scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.

Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen. Scan a box of Splenda sweetener, for instance, and you’ll see its parent, McNeil Nutritionals, is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson.

Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.

Deciding to add that campaign to your Buycott app might make buying your breakfast nearly impossible, as that list includes not just headline grabbers like agricultural giant Monsanto but just about every big consumer company with a presence in the supermarket aisle: Coca-Cola, Nestle, Kraft, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Unilever and more.

Buycott is still working on adding new data to its back end and fine-tuning its information on corporate ownership structures. Most companies in the current database actually own more brands than Buycott has on record. The developers are asking shoppers to help improve their technology by inputting names of products they scan that the app doesn’t already recognize.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

US Supreme Court rules for agribusiness giant Monsanto....and many others
Eric London | 20 May 2013 | WSW


'A series of pro-business decisions announced by the US Supreme Court in recent weeks marks a continuation of the judicial branch’s steady movement to the right. The rulings further enshrine the power of corporate behemoths to exploit workers, defraud consumers, and damage the environment with legal impunity. The decisions also serve as an indictment of the right-wing character of the court’s liberal wing.

Last Monday, the court in Bowman v. Monsanto forced Vernon Bowman, a 75 year-old small farmer, to pay over $84,000 in damages to the Monsanto Company, the agribusiness giant with assets totaling $19.8 billion.

In a unanimous decision delivered by Obama appointee Elena Kagan, the court expanded the scope of Monsanto’s patent on genetically modified Roundup Ready soybeans, which account for 90 percent of soybeans planted in the US. The court ruled that farmers who purchase Roundup Ready seeds, plant them, and harvest them for use in future crop seasons are liable for having violated Monsanto’s product patent and can be sued even if their patent agreement had been exhausted.

The ruling shows more than the pro-corporate unanimity of the members of the court. It also reveals the irrationality of the for-profit system of production. Despite a global crisis of food scarcity which has left hundreds of millions malnourished and starving, to protect a multi-billion-dollar corporation’s profit margin the Supreme Court has ruled illegal a millennia-old farming practice of using seed yield to produce the next season’s crop.
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Examples of 'Others':
- Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell
- Comcast v. Behrend
- Wal-Mart v. Dukes
- Pliva Inc. v. Mensing
- AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion
- Whitney v. California

Related: Order 81-Iraq's new patent law: A declaration of war against farmers

Related: Monsanto Targets the Heart of Science
'September 2012 the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published a study that caused an international storm (Séralini, et al. 2012). The study, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France, suggested a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize, and the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, pose serious health risks. The two-year feeding study found that rats fed both suffered severe organ damage and increased rates of tumors and premature death. Both the herbicide (Roundup) and the GM maize are Monsanto products. Corinne Lepage, France’s former environment minister, called the study “a bomb”. Subsequently, an orchestrated campaign was launched to discredit the study in the media and persuade the journal to retract it. Many of those who wrote letters to FCT (which is published by Elsevier) had conflicts of interest with the GM industry and its lobby groups, though these were not publicly disclosed.

The journal did not retract the study. But just a few months later, in early 2013 the FCT editorial board acquired a new “Associate Editor for biotechnology”, Richard E. Goodman. This was a new position, seemingly established especially for Goodman in the wake of the “Séralini affair”.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of Naturalnews.com (source)!

Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in Landmark Case
Francois to Reuters | May 21 | Realfarmacy.com


'A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine farming duties because of permanent pesticide injuries has had his day in court, literally, and the perpetrator of his injuries found guilty of chemical poisoning. The French court in Lyon ruled that Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller formula, which contains the active ingredient alachlor, caused Paul Francois to develop lifelong neurological damage that manifests as persistent memory loss, headaches, and stuttering during speech.

Reports indicate that the 47-year-old farmer sued Monsanto back in 2004 after inhaling the Lasso product while cleaning his sprayer tank equipment. Not long after, Francois began experiencing lasting symptoms that prevented him from working, which he says were directly linked to exposure to the chemical. Since Lasso’s packaging did not bear adequate warnings about the dangers of exposure, Francois alleged at the time that Monsanto was essentially negligent in providing adequate protection for its customers.

To the surprise of many, the French court agreed with the claims and evidence presented before it, declaring earlier this year that “Monsanto is responsible for Paul Francois’ suffering after he inhaled the Lasso product … and must entirely compensate him.” The court is said to be seeking expert opinion on how to gauge Francois’ losses in order to determine precisely how much Monsanto will be required to compensate him in the case.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Boycott Monsanto Companies: Vote with your Wallet Reply with quote



- http://57un.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/boycott-monsanto-a-simple-list-of-companies-to-avoid/

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celebrate! - Monsanto Protection Act is Dead -

Monsanto are all cut up about the failure of a bill provision which would have
enabled the corporate monster to sweep aside the decisions of federal judges
concerned about public safety.

The public power of large-scale opposition is
what killed this wet-dream bill of Monsanto's.

In a rather dejected blog post reacting to the
bill's failure, Monsanto are still whining about
so-called "abuse of the legal process by activists."

So, getting a federal judge to share your concerns about Monsanto's latest
Franken-Seed mad plan.... is abusing the law?! :-) lol Eat dirt Suckers!

Break out the stashed Twinkies!
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It's party time!


More in article here.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some musical accompaniment!

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