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Flora & Fauna related topics.

Patents on seeds continue..

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An appeals board at the European Patent Office (EPO) has said that applications covering a “product-by-process” method used for developing tomatoes and broccoli can be granted patent protection. The case will now return to the EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal.
The case has proven controversial and attracted criticism from parties such as non-profit group No Patent on Seeds. In October, the organisation protested outside the EPO during the oral proceedings of the case. In a statement issued today (March 27), Christoph Then, a member of No Patent on Seeds, said: “The EPO has paved the way for companies to take control of resources we all need for our daily lives.
“No company should hold monopolies on sunlight, air or water. The same is true for the resources needed for food production,” he added.

Next up: All food? (we have seen this before)

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Eclipseland Experiences 2015

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Lobbyist confronted with own lies

Today’s lesson is brought to you by Dr. Patrick Moore, who has worked for pesticide manufacturers like Monsanto, refusing to drink Monsanto’s product just seconds after claiming it’s safe to do so. Once upon a time, Dr. Patrick Moore was an early Greenpeace member. Now he is a public relations consultant for the polluting companies that Greenpeace works to change: Big Oil, pesticides and GMO agribusiness, forestry, nuclear power… anyone who puts up the money for truth-benders who appear to carry scientific and environmental authority.

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Himalaya Touring

Himalayas shot from a helicopter flying at up to 24,000 feet high. (via)

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