NANFA-- Re:Green florescent Protein Zebrafish

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Tue, 19 Jun 2001 23:39:30 -0400

> The are amazing! I'm ok with genetic modifications as long as they stay in
> the lab. I just say an article about Monsanto (or who ever makes round up)
> suing a farmer in Canada for patent infringement for saving his canola seeds
> of a strain he has been cultivating for years. The problem is the Roundup
> resistant gene got into his seeds through open pollination but the law is
> the law and he doesn't have a license to use the gene. He's SOL.
Wonder if he could file a countersuit for the contamination of his
heirloom strain which he is now denied the use of? He might just have a
strong case and plenty of advocates to back him up. Personally I believe
the law must uphold Monsanto's property rights but this farmer also has
property rights and is entitled to collect damages for his loss.

This is an interesting issue. Maybe I should forward this to some others
and see what they have to say.


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