Actually I was sad to see the prop 37 thread closed.
Post #27 is CLEARLY about seeds blowing around.
Yes, it is my assumption. The point is that you are very aware of cross-pollination but it appears to me that you don't see that it should be an issue for the guy that makes his living raising the crop.
I have taken the liberty to exaggerate the following but felt it was necessary to get my point across. Your attitude about cross-pollination has appeared to me like this:
edward: "Holy cow we can't have these GMO and non-GMO crops next to each other, they will mingle!"
Averagesupernova: "But, non-GMO crops on both sides of the property line can mingle as well. Steps are taken to avoid harvesting seeds from places where it is likely they will cross."
edward: "Oh you cannot expect a farmer to do THAT!"
THEN, you throw the rice thing in there which is a different thing completely. I was not arguing about rice and I will not.
OHH good lordy I was blaming you for the seed blowing around bit when you were actually responding to someone else's post. You have my sincere apology. My age is showing.
Here is a good read on the court case and I agree that it does look like Bowman tried to scam the system. Now he is trying to change the definition of everything. Yet a lot of people wonder if the system (patent infringement after the fact) was right in the first place
As far as the cross pollination goes it is actually a growing problem. (no pun intended) There is a big market for organic crops and it is difficult to grow them without cross contamination.
Organic farmers do have rights too.
Monsanto's patent has expired on roundup and the patent on several GMO crops is coming up in 2014. Since weeds resistant to roundup are now a problem they actually have several new GMO crops ready. So does Bayer AG. Dow does actually want to market 2- 4 D resistant GMO
Even as the 2-4 D GMO crops are being developed I read that 2-4D resistant weeds have already been found.
Both Monsanto and Bayer AG have new herbicides for their crops.
What I am wondering is, where does this all end? There is no silver bullet. How many generations of chemicals will we spray on the soil until nothing will grow on it but soap bubbles?
I still think that the rice link was appropriate.
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