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GMO GEOPOLITICS UPDATE: MON(STER)SANTO LOSES PATENT RIGHTS IN INDIA

Ms. M.W. spotted this one and, in my estimation, it could be a very significant development in the emergence of GMO geopolitics. The US "agribusiness" giant Mon(ster)santo has lost a crucial decision in India; it cannot patent its GMO seeds in that country. But there's more:

Monsanto loses right to patent seeds

Here's the crucial parts of the story:

Opponents of genetically modified crops received a boost when the Delhi High Court upheld the Indian Patent Act, which states that seeds and life forms cannot be patented, and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 (PPV&FR Act), which biotechnology multinationals have tried to undermine, and ruled that key plant genetic material cannot be patented. The court was deciding a dispute between Monsanto and Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, Prabhat Agri Biotech Ltd and Pravardhan Seeds Private Ltd, over interpretation of law, especially Section 3(j) of the Indian Patent Act and applicability of PPV&FR Act for transgenic plants.

Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Yogesh Khanna, on April 11, ruled that Monsanto Technologies LLC does not have the patent for Bt Cotton seed varieties ‘Bollgard’ and ‘Bollgard II’. The Bench permitted Monsanto three months to register the seed varieties under the Plant Varieties Act (PV Act), which would entitle the firm to trait fee (royalty) as fixed by the Government, give it control over plant reproductive materials, but not the key genetic material, which would be available to the public for further research and development.

The ruling is a boost to domestic seed companies that used Monsanto’s gene to prepare Bt Cotton seeds for farmers, and will seriously curb the ability of multinationals to establish a seed monopoly in India, which is the goal of the GM industry. This could downsize the market for genetically modified seeds in India (in any life form) and pave the way for more environmentally sustainable agriculture.

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The ruling forbids Monsanto from stopping supplies to seed companies and holding farmers hostage. Monsanto will have to abide by Indian laws to operate in India. Reluctance will help revive the native seed industry which has been undermined by the agri-MNCs and their links with public-funded agricultural institutions that never bothered to assess the impact of GM seeds on soil, animal and human health.

Note several things: the ruling prevents Mon(ster)santo from stopping shipments of seeds for whatever reason, but more importantly, allows Indian companies essentially to clone or "reverse engineer" Mon(ster)santo's GMO seeds. Because of that, there is a further implication which the article points out: "This could downsize the market for genetically modified seeds in India (in any life form) and pave the way for more environmentally sustainable agriculture." In other words, what the decision of the Indian courts really means is that natural heirloom seeds now have the ability to recapture a significant share of the Indian seed market. Here GMOs are at a distinct disadvantage, for natural seeds, being natural, are less costly since they do not represent an investment in genetic techniques to create the seeds. In other words, the cost-to-benefit ratio of GMO vs normal seeds is beginning to shrink.

And here, in my high octane speculation, is where the GMO geopolitics kicks in, for India has essentially sent a resounding "No!" to the agenda of the big agribusiness cartels to control the world's food supply via GMOs, patents, and royalties. In this, India now joins the other major agricultural powerhouse that has also said "No!" to IG Farbensanto and the global GMO cartel agenda: Russia. As I've been arguing for many years, Russia appears to have positioned itself as the great "contradiction" to the dogmas of Mr. Globaloney: Mr. Putin, in speech after speech, has challenged the core dogmas of Mr. Globaloney by questioning the desirability of global corporate government, or by challenging the notion that cocktails of vaccines are ipso facto "good." Similarly, Russia has challenged the whole propaganda matrix surrounding GMOs and positioned itself as a major agricultural supplier of natural seeds (the so-called heirloom seeds).

If this reading of "GMO geopolitics" that I've been arguing for a few years  is true, then we can expect that Russia and India will cement new trading deals which will include a Russian entry into the seed markets of India. If so, then expect the anti-GMO revolt against IG Farbensanto to spread quickly, to Africa (where there is already significant resistance in some countries to GMOs), and eventually to South and Meso America.

The bottom line for the USA is that it has to start producing something other than poisoned food, war, drones, and privileges for its corporations, for GMO geopolitics as it has practiced it, is beginning to backfire.

See you on the flip side...

 

16 thoughts on “GMO GEOPOLITICS UPDATE: MON(STER)SANTO LOSES PATENT RIGHTS IN INDIA”

  1. Yep, as Sandygirl says, India’s full steam ahead on biometric tracking–and this after becoming a cashless society. It doesn’t get much more Orwellian. Though I’m glad another major economy is trying to resist the GMO giants.

    I think Dr. Farrell’s got it right. India’s new GMO stance could be a purely pragmatic, economic decision: India throwing in its hat with Russia, the anti-GMO champion, and betting on the future of the BRICS rather than the West.

  2. It is disgusting how cartels are linked to freedom and joy by Western citizens.
    The public gets poorer by the minute but the brainwashing overrides reality and the mantra continues.

    If we are not careful the Western world will be stuck with the one world order cartels and the realities thereof. On the bright side, we will see all the refugees that flooded Europe going back home since building tangible things along the silk road will be far more productive and profitable to sustain citizens than printing fiat money.

    1. Agreed. I have been watching how the rising price of oil (through OPEC agreeing to produce less) and the rising interest rates (just because the banksters say they can) are being trumpeted as Good News. Incredible. Propaganda for the zombies…

  3. Robert Barricklow

    Compe ti tion?
    Not a strong suit of Rockefeller/Rothschild monopolies..
    Nature taking its course?
    Will not sit well w/those monopolist who consider even rainfall unfair com pe ti tion.

  4. Slavery r Us has been challenged in its goal to turn Earth into a slave-prison planet. The power junkies have been told they must go to rehab to break their addiction to power. The question is will they clean their act and finally become useful members of society or have to put down like rabid animals.

  5. The most important part of this High Court ruling is symbolic: that Life is sacrosanct, “that seeds and life forms cannot be patented.” The PTB have been on a long-term path to slowly establish the Legal Case that we (humanity) can be patented, if you genetically-tweak us a little bit. (Like 40,000 years ago.) Then, Anunnaki offspring resurface and present to the interstellar audience that we ourselves have affirmed – in Court – that we are “Property”. High stakes indeed…

    In the above sense, this High Court ruling can be considered the Lexington and Concord “shot heard around the world.” Interstellar audiences are probably standing up and clapping…

    1. Oops! I hit the Report button on accident, :-[ grrrrrr

      What I really meant to do is hit reply and say…
      Maybe the interstellar audiences had a hand in thwarting the agenda of the globalists and their possible Anunnaki controllers.

  6. anakephalaiosis

    PYRAMID HAIKU 42
    Arthur and lady lake.
    Giza gas chamber research.
    Straw sprouting puddle.

    Writing and reading music is deducing a melody into notes, and inducing notes back into melody. Runes have similar function.

    There is a hidden element to the picture, because any given word makes up essentiality of containing syllables etc.

    Point is, that essentiality of essensalities will predictably induce the One and Only principle. Excalibur (seed sprout).

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