- Nov 10, 2013
- Southwest Ohio
- 2005 JD 3520
Darn companies who want to continue to make a profit and continue to employee people. What's this world coming to?
Nothing wrong with free enterprise, as long as it is practiced ethically. It's not about Monsanto making a profit. It's the methods employed that are the concern.
ABSOLUTELY agree, sseelhoff!! I am a complete Libertarian, free market guy, but that only works with ethics. Monsanto is known for suing farmers for pirating their GMO crops when a farmer is actually planting non-Monsanto seed. Anyone that knows anything about pollination knows that crops will cross-pollinate in the wind. So, if you have two corn fields next to each other, the wind will pollinate them across the two fields. Monsanto will test the corn in a non-Monsanto corn (because a lot of the farmers will put a sign along the road letting you know whose seeds they're planting) and will find Monsanto genes in that corn due to the cross-pollination. Then they sue the farmer and win.
There's a great documentary that I saw on PBS about this. Pretty scary what they've done to a lot of farmers that are trying to stay with heirloom crops. Once Monsanto brings any sort of legal action against a small farmer (and what farmer isn't small compared to Monsanto?), the farmer has pretty much no choice except to roll over.