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Comment Re:Monsanto takes .. (Score 1) 419

A lot of farmers knew about the patents, but a lot didn't. You must consider that there are small farmers using their products, and if you ask some of them about "do you know what a patent is?" they will think is a kind of fruit. :-) I doubt even who knows about the patents could imagine that they will become victims of it on this level. Monsanto told them that Roundup (glyphosate) was safe and biodegradable (1), I guess what kinds of other advantages and lies they told them when they started to sell their seeds.

And even organic farmers are in danger (2)(3). They affirm that their fields are cross-pollinated with genetic material from neighboring farms growing Monsanto crops. When the question is money, people are unfortunately creative. :-(

(1) http://earthopensource.org/index.php/5-gm-crops-impacts-on-the-farm-and-environment/5-6-myth-roundup-is-a-benign-and-biodegradable-herbicide [earthopensource.org]
(2) http://www.fooddigital.com/production/monsanto-wins-case-against-organic-growers [fooddigital.com]
(3) http://www.rodale.com/research-feed/organic-vs-monsanto-organic-farmers-lose-right-protect-crops [rodale.com]

Comment Re:Monsanto takes .. (Score 1) 419

A lot of farmers knew about the patents, but a lot didn't. You must consider that there are small farmers using their products, and if you ask some of them about "do you know what a patent is?" they will think is a kind of fruit. :-) I doubt even who knows about the patents could imagine that they will become victims of it on this level. Monsanto told them that Roundup (glyphosate) was safe and biodegradable (1), I guess what kinds of other advantages and lies they told them when they started to sell their seeds.

And even organic farmers are in danger (2)(3). They affirm that their fields are cross-pollinated with genetic material from neighboring farms growing Monsanto crops. When the question is money, people are unfortunately creative. :-(

(1) http://earthopensource.org/index.php/5-gm-crops-impacts-on-the-farm-and-environment/5-6-myth-roundup-is-a-benign-and-biodegradable-herbicide
(2) http://www.fooddigital.com/production/monsanto-wins-case-against-organic-growers
(3) http://www.rodale.com/research-feed/organic-vs-monsanto-organic-farmers-lose-right-protect-crops

Comment Re:Monsanto takes .. (Score 3, Informative) 419

A lot of farmers knew about the patents, but a lot didn't. You must consider that there are small farmers using their products, and if you ask some of them about "do you know what a patent is?" they will think is a kind of fruit. :-) I doubt even who knows about the patents could imagine that they will become victims of it on this level. Monsanto told them that Roundup (glyphosate) was safe and biodegradable (1), I guess what kinds of other advantages and lies they told them when they started to sell their seeds.

And even organic farmers are in danger (2)(3). They affirm that their fields are cross-pollinated with genetic material from neighboring farms growing Monsanto crops. When the question is money, people are unfortunately creative. :-(

(1) http://earthopensource.org/index.php/5-gm-crops-impacts-on-the-farm-and-environment/5-6-myth-roundup-is-a-benign-and-biodegradable-herbicide
(2) http://www.fooddigital.com/production/monsanto-wins-case-against-organic-growers
(3) http://www.rodale.com/research-feed/organic-vs-monsanto-organic-farmers-lose-right-protect-crops

Comment Re:Monsanto takes .. (Score 1) 419

A lot of farmers knew about the patents, but a lot didn't. You must consider that there are small farmers using their products, and if you ask some of them about "do you know what a patent is?" they will think is a kind of fruit. :-) I doubt even who knows about the patents could imagine that they will become victims of it on this level. Monsanto told them that Roundup (glyphosate) was safe and biodegradable (1), I guess what kinds of other advantages and lies they told them when they started to sell their seeds.

And even organic farmers are in danger (2)(3). They affirm that their fields are cross-pollinated with genetic material from neighboring farms growing Monsanto crops. When the question is money, people are unfortunately creative. :-(

(1) http://earthopensource.org/index.php/5-gm-crops-impacts-on-the-farm-and-environment/5-6-myth-roundup-is-a-benign-and-biodegradable-herbicide
(2) http://www.fooddigital.com/production/monsanto-wins-case-against-organic-growers
(3) http://www.rodale.com/research-feed/organic-vs-monsanto-organic-farmers-lose-right-protect-crops

Comment What about the future? (Score 1) 465

Here is something to think about:
Q: Does this CP apply to all versions of the specification, including future revisions?
A: The Community Promise applies to all existing versions of the specifications designated on the public list posted at /interop/cp/, unless otherwise noted with respect to a particular specification.

Does Microsoft conspicuously fail to answer its own question?

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