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JessE 04-14-2010 04:02 AM

The World According to Monsanto
Hi all,
Recently caught a great documentary on Monsanto on the tele and thought to share it with the community.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

L33t 04-14-2010 09:21 AM

Nice documentary JessE

thanks for sharing the links

brock1 04-14-2010 12:36 PM

thanks for the links JessE finding it very interesting and useful at this minute in time. alot of gm crop are made with a bacteria called Agrobacterium. this bacteria can transfer gene cells from itself to other living things not just plant. its dose this in nature not just by scientists in labs by infecting a plant while it its self is infected with a gene. in the wild it would only be 1 plant in very rear cases and the gene would be diluted in no time through breeding with normal plant. in a lab it would be hundreds of plant infected with any given gene to breed the gene into future generations. the bacteria Agrobacterium has the ability to pass its genes on to the next generation of infected living thing it infected. it implants its genes then passes them on to the next generation that's produced through gene infection. the reason most gm scientists use Agrobacrterium is because it simply has a better sucses rate than other methods. but is far from the safest way to do it as its all most is a cancer in its self. after infecting a plant it causes growths all over the plant just like cancer in the wild even affecting the roots of plants ect. so if a nasty little bacteria like Agrobacterium can infect just about any living thing then pass its own gene along with others to the infected living things. ( i wont say plant because its not only plants it can affect but dose in more cases) then pass it on to the offspring of the infected. why would anyone in there right mind wont to eat something infected and risk being infected? let alone recommend people grow infected plant to sell on to others its inhumane. in the wild it can help plants and stuff. give it to the nutty professor and he will destroy man kind with his madness and greed. i like this forum for a number of reason. 1 is the lack of greed here and the need for research before saying something good because it dose something good without looking for what it dose bad first. ge i think could have a good future in plant development but the greed behind it and urgency to make money from it with out research make it bad. MR NICE SEEDS AND RESEACH FORUM. it was the research part that made the site stick out for me. then when i looked in and seen how nice people were i just had to join. so i would like to thank you Jesse for the research you do for the site. for both strains and breeding thanks a lot mate. i am still a bit of a computer retard now & need to work on punctuation maybe go do a course at college and learn more as i waisted my school days getting drunk and partying as it was more fun at the time:o. but getting there and in time to come hope i can post as much research as you do you a inspiration mate. more should follow your example:)

admini 04-16-2010 12:50 AM

thx jesse, nothing new but so sadly true!

I still prefer the good old "no panic - its organic!" style... ;)

JessE 05-10-2010 03:16 PM

Hi all,
Recently caught this segment on the front page of CNN, thought to share.


Monsanto vs US government

The agricultural giant under investigation for potentially violating anti-trust law with its signature soybean seed, Roundup Ready 1.

JessE 05-24-2010 08:03 PM

Fox News Kills Monsanto Milk Story

JessE 05-24-2010 08:08 PM


Monsanto will own all seed

Excerpt from Bad Seed: The Dangerous Truth About Our Food


Patents by Monsanto

Mooner 05-27-2010 10:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) 4/1/2015
In an unprecedented move toward global harmony and solidarity, governments from around the world are scrambling to remove legal restrictions and barriers to the underground (and illegal) marijuana industry. The movement is speculated to be a reaction to the recent acquisition of patents for all genetic strains of Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis by the agriculture giant Monsanto. Whitehouse spokesman, Robert Glibb, today denied any connection saying "It's pure coincidence. Since the 60's, it has become painfully evident that Americans want to smoke their pot and have it too. The voice of America has been heard." Representatives for Monsanto could not be reached for comment.

JessE 05-28-2010 12:37 AM

A point which seems to be lost on a great deal of the cannabis community, if or when it becomes legalized the same issues the farmers are facing with Monsanto could very well play themselves out in our industry as well. This is one of many reasons why the research conducted here at MNS is so significant, because without questions being asked and origins analyzed the true pioneers and legends of our industry stand to lose out to opportunistic enterprises with anything but our beloved plants interest at heart.


In 1998 Hortapharm sold its seed stock to a British start-up, GW Pharmaceuticals


In the annals of medical-marijuana history, it was a significant moment: In June 1998, British regulators granted GW Pharmaceuticals a license to cultivate and supply marijuana for research and pharmaceutical development. There was just one problem: Where in the world would Geoffrey Guy, GW's founder and chairman, find a legal source of pharmaceutical-grade marijuana seeds -- enough to grow "tons" of material? Someone in England's Home Office gave Guy a tip: A reclusive Dutch company called Hortapharm, founded by two Californian expatriates, might be able to help him out.


At any one time, more than 15,000 marijuana plants are growing under its 14-foot ceiling, with its banks of lights. Inside is a sea of green, comprised of some of the world's most potent strains of pot: Hindu Kush, White Widow, Skunk, Northern Lights. Outside of the Netherlands, GW is the only commercial organization in Europe licensed to cultivate cannabis on this scale.


As a result, the seeds that HortaPharm is producing are passed straight on to Britain to take their place in the soil at the ground-breaking facility set up this summer by Dr Geoffrey Guy in south-east England. "We hooked up with Dr Guy in January and right now all we are doing is providing the basic building blocks for his work," says Mr Watson. "We were rather surprised that it would happen in England first."


There is no question that GW plans to enforce its patents on Sativex, which is a precisely dosed medicine. Warns Guy: “To protect our extensive investment, we have sought to identify and patent certain inventions throughout the growing, extraction and manufacturing process. My comments to Mr. Lucas were made as a friendly and, hopefully, helpful gesture as I did not wish him to invest a great amount of effort into obtaining approval for a product as a prescription medicine only to find that he did not have the freedom to operate in the first place.”


Speaking at the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) conference in Montpellier, Dr Geoffrey W Guy, Chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, said that HortaPharm will provide GW with exclusive access to its entire range of cannabis varieties for the development of medicines. The worldwide rights acquired by GW for an undisclosed sum cover varieties grown to date with certain exceptions and all varieties to be bred in future.

In addition GW will fund HortaPharm's botanical research and HortaPharm scientists will assist in the UK Glasshouse propagation, cloning and cultivation programme.

Dr Guy, said: "There has been much speculation as to the exact role of the various chemical components of cannabis in treating patients with illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and AIDS wasting syndrome. In particular THC (the psychoactive constituent chemical) has received much attention. Historical medical reports and more recent work may point to the influence of cannabidiol (CBD) in epilepsy and stroke for example. We wish to explore the therapeutic benefits and the potential for reduction in unwanted effects that may be offered through administration of complete extracts containing various defined ratios of the principal cannabinoids."

Mr David Watson, Chief Executive of HortaPharm commented "HortaPharm leads the world in its understanding of cannabis botany and has built up over many years the most extensive 'Living Library' of Medicinal Cannabis varieties. As soon as Dr Guy's clinical research indicates the exact desired composition our scientists can breed and register new medicinal varieties".

Additional recommended reading:

The International Cannabis Sativa Society

Corporate Take Over

The Fertilizer of Economic Growth

The Origins of Haze

JessE 08-15-2010 08:00 PM

Nice find fxingbcn :)

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