Mounting calls in the U.S. for the labeling of GE foods also represents a huge problem for the likes of Monsanto: What will happen to demand for GE seeds once consumers actually have a real choice over whether or not they consume GE food?
The Supreme Court's decision about today's case will either extend or crimp the capacity of patients, doctors, researchers and other biotechnology firms, to use information about the human body to detect and treat other illnesses in the future.
When government officials are consistently opposed to the idea of regulation (i.e. the implementation of rules of governance) one wonders what they're doing in their posts... other than jockeying for a better-paid exit when they next waltz through the revolving door.
I can feel the crowdfunding movement coming. And I think it will be impactful and helpful in many way. And I hope that its impact will be most felt in the sectors that have been starved for capital, not the sectors that are awash in capital.
Monsanto's monopoly limits farmers' choices and threatens our livelihoods. But America's antitrust laws were enacted to protect us from this very situation. These laws are premised on the belief that competitive markets produce the best products, and they need to be enforced.
The importance of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to our economy is indisputable. Even more important than the dollars and cents, are the life-saving medicines these companies are developing.
Baseless attacks within the organic community do not serve the organic cause. Instead of fighting with each other, we need to fight Monsanto and the forces that are ignoring Americans who support organic and want the right to choose.
With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.