Don’t let Monsanto patent our Food10th April 2013 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
Monsanto and Co. is at it again. The company has found a way to exclusively ‘own’ something that freely belongs to us all – our food! They’re trying to patent away our everyday vegetables and fruits like cucumber, broccoli and melons, forcing growers to pay them and risk being sued if they don’t. The situation is dire already — Monsanto alone owns 36% of all tomato, 32% of sweet pepper and 49% of cauliflower varieties registered in the EU. With a simple regulatory change, we could protect our food, our farmers and our planet from corporate control.
It’s up to us to make it happen.