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Posted Jun 26, '10 at 7:41pm

Kyouzou

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Talk about customer service, yeah?  They're a global company, god knows hiring a few extra people wouldn't kill them.

 

Posted Jun 26, '10 at 8:15pm

DDX

DDX

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Talk about customer service, yeah?  They're a global company, god knows hiring a few extra people wouldn't kill them.

doesnt matter, that's just the way the law is set up, and by extension the farmers are charged of theft and the only way to appease monsanto is to burn the crops. plus since it is a multi billion dollar global company they have the lawyer force the size of a small country. and a small lowly farmer won't have the resources of out maneuvering their crafty force of lawyers.

 

Posted Jul 3, '10 at 11:12pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

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So are we getting a new topic anytime soon?

You'd think with our society we would be able to distinguish between right and wrong.

 

Posted Jul 3, '10 at 11:18pm

Kevin4762

Kevin4762

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I would save myself, because I would probably live a better life than her.

 

Posted Jul 4, '10 at 12:18am

aknerd

aknerd

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Actuallly, I believe that Monsanto should be allowed to sue.

Granted, I'm not going to do any of my own research on this because it's an ethics question, not a current events topic. So I'm basing my answer entirely on information given before me.

From said information, it seems like Monsato's products are not nefarious in anyway. They increase crop yield, which is a good thing given global starvation and all that. So it would seem like Monsato should be encouraged to continue their research, neh?

Well, Monsato is only going to invest money in research if they know they can profit from it. If other people are allowed to profit from it (even by accident), that will decrease Monsato's incentive to continue research.

Furthermore, if we allow farmers to use Monsato's crops without permission (again, even by accident) other agriculture research firms will see this and be discouraged. Whereas if Monsato is allowed to sue, investors will feel safer investing in research firms, thus promoting further research.

Finally, if farmers are not punished for accidentally acquiring these crops, the situation might get out of hand. If these crops are truly superior, then what's to stop farmers from purposefully "accidentally" acquiring the seeds? Farmers are uniformly noble or honest; some might try to use their legal leeway to get free seeds.

 

Posted Jul 4, '10 at 6:52am

DDX

DDX

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Granted, I'm not going to do any of my own research on this because it's an ethics question, not a current events topic. So I'm basing my answer entirely on information given before me.

righto it is majority ethics based and realitvely recent

Furthermore, if we allow farmers to use Monsato's crops without permission (again, even by accident) other agriculture research firms will see this and be discouraged. Whereas if Monsato is allowed to sue, investors will feel safer investing in research firms, thus promoting further research.

this is what I felt too, but the way monsanto executed it was just completely wrong in my opinion, had the followed the judicial system in place and not relied on their massive pool of lawyers this problem wouldn't have been raised. and people would possibly hate monsanto less

 

Posted Jul 6, '10 at 1:38am

wajor59

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Farmers can't be held liable or responsible for seeds becoming airborn from a truck loaded with them or by bird droppings.  This is tragically ridiculous and boarders on feudalism.  I'm surprised Monsato hasn't aquired land by this type of thievery.
If, they were an honest company they would have gone through the proper legal channels to insure that their product doesn't "stray" onto some innocent farmers land.  They should have to provide proof of the farmers intentional aquisition of the Monsato seeds not by happenstance.

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 11:33pm

royalguy

royalguy

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I would say to Monsanto you may go onto my property and test every single crop and take very single one of your crops tell them have fun it is not my problem that you poisoned my field although the judge would not be happy with bare knuckle fighting like that hope that works for now