Monsanto's genetic modifications are poisonous

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    French research to be published in the next few days shows that corn with Monsanto's genetic modifications causes tumors and even death in an alarmingly high percentage in test animals.

    Perhaps making genes patentable wasn't such a great idea.
     
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    Even if the study is true, it wouldn't follow from that to say genes should not be patentable.
     
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    first the bees then the humans
     
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    Arguably absurd, it is also a fact that the patents encourage Monsanto and others to make ethically indefensible decisions that threaten nature and health.
     
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    Do a little research into what Monsanto is doing in that area. I don't think you'll like what you'll find.
     
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    When this comes more to light, Monsanto may have some answering to do. The real issue is what we accept today as moral, ethical and proper. It is time for a revision of our economic, industrial and political systems.
     
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    It is amazing that this is receiving no air in the US.

    Does anyone wonder why?
     
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    Researchers hope the findings will shed light on how honey bees develop...
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    Honey bees' genetic code unlocked
    11 December 2012 - Researchers say they have unlocked the genetic secrets of honey bees' high sensitivity to environmental change.
     
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    There are definitely problems with the rules for when we allow gene patients, but it does not follow from the study in the OP that genes should not be patientable.
     

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