Posts Tagged ‘plant patents’

Alan Kapuler: Man of Science, Ideas, and Humanity (video)

Alan Kapuler: Man of Science, Ideas, and Humanity (video)

Alan Kapuler is a public domain organic seed breeder, and is often regarded as the founding father of the organic seed movement.

Patent Law: How Patents Grew Over Time To Include Living Organisms

Patent Law: How Patents Grew Over Time To Include Living Organisms

Part 1: Monsanto sells a glyphosate-based herbicide called “Roundup.” Monsanto also sells seeds for crops – such as soy, corn, sugar beet, cotton, and others – that are genetically engineered to resist Roundup. Monsanto calls these seeds “Roundup Ready.” Patent law was critical to Monsanto’s business strategy, on both the herbicide and crop seed sides […]