Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan
Monsanto has plenty of competition....Pioneer, Syngenta, Bayer and hundreds of independents. Not Monsanto's fault that their research, field results, yields etc., knock the competiton out.
This. The reason that 90% of seed is attributable
to Monsanto is that they sold their RR technology. Just like all computing is attributable
to IBM doesn't mean IBM has a monopoly. The ag sector is as competitive as it can be and still achieve the level of technology and production needed for production ag. The seed and chemical business is ****ing competitive. The reps all pretty much play nice when you get them all in a room, but each one of the companies that you listed in addition to a plethora of generics are all seeking to steal each others business.
Originally Posted by Xanathol
Ok so after some sleep I read more into this and holy **** - the left can't help but find a way to **** everything up! So with this ruling, if a seed falls on the ground and a plant grows, you either pay for that "duplicate / genetic copy" or kill the plant?!?
Two words.... **** THAT!
If Monsanto wants to spend the money to make these genetically altered seeds, then they should do so for their own benefit alone - if they sell it, it is out of their hands. WTF is next? Someone will own the rights to "genetic copies" of your family dogs? Children?
Stupid shit is stupid - go figure Kagan ruled on this... Her short-sightedness ( or wanton destruction ) knows no bounds.
That's not what happened. He went the elevator, knowing most guys plant RR seed. He then planted the seed. He signed a contract with whomever he bought the first seed from saying he wouldn't do exactly this. He planted heavy to account for any loss from seed that wasn't RR. Then after spraying roundup and weeding out any non-RR seed had his seed stock for the next 8 MOTHER****ING YEARS.
This isn't some accident. He purposely illegally sought, grew, and kept seedstock. That's illegal as ****. And it shouldn't be just Monsanto. This one who sucks the penis should pay any seed company that sold RR seed in the county, their genetics could have possibly be in what he kept back.
And yes, BTW, if you spill seed at harvest and it germs, you should kill it. It isn't being a prick, it's being a good farmer. The point at which it is volunteer germination it's a weed.