Mark Daniel Posted over 4 years ago If nature can help remediate damage humans have done to the environment, and help heal us, why aren't more of these solutions patentable? Perhaps it's the other way around - they can't be patented because no corporation sees money in the effort. Cargill has found a way to patent corn, and farmers who use this corn are not allowed to keep or re-plant any of the seeds, they can only plant new seeds purchased from, guess who, Cargill. If Cargill, or some other food or corporate giant, saw big profits in natural solutions, I believe they would have found a way to corner that market as well. Or perhaps they are working on it right now... (Example: ADM has applied for patent 20100314312 which covers methods of bioremediation).