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Is the European Patent Office patent award to Monsanto anything other than theft? Can Nature be 'owned"? Should this be resisted?

EPO new award.

http://www.realfarmacy.com/monsanto-patent-on-natural-broccoli-seeds/

P J Proudhon argued that property is Theft.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Joseph_Proudhon

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    Jul 12 2013: As an Aside.... from
    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMhle1208437

    Maybe Monsanto knows something the rest of us don't.

    "Justice Ginsburg concluded that health care and its financing were unique and therefore found that Commerce Clause authority for the individual mandate would not result in an unrestrained expansion of federal power. She specifically rejected the conclusion that finding the individual mandate valid under the Commerce Clause would mean that the federal government could require people to purchase healthy vegetables, including broccoli, which she characterized as “the broccoli horrible.”1 She argued that broccoli purchases could be easily distinguished and that the claim that broccoli or vegetable purchases would have a substantial effect on health care costs required a “chain of inferences” that previous Commerce Clause cases had rejected.15"

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