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Prevent Patents of Living Things

Make it illegal to patent living things. It is not only unethical but also potentially dangerous for us all. There should be no patents on seeds or plant varieties, strains of bacteria or viruses, DNA, or any genetically modified organism.

 

Information/Resources:

 

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/genetic-engineering/ge-agriculture-and-genetic-pol/patents-on-life

 

DNA Patents Create Monopolies on Living Organisms (ActionBioscience): http://www.actionbioscience.org/genomic/crg.html

 

A worldwide fight against biopiracy and patents on life (The Third World Network): http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/pat-ch.htm

 

REVOKED! Monsanto Monopoly Nixed in Munich: http://www.etcgroup.org/en/materials/publications.html?pub_id=619

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