How Biotech Giants Use Patents and New GMOs to Control the Future of Food

Global biotech companies are seeking to increase their control over the future of farming by extensively patenting plants and developing a new generation of GMOs. […]

Patents on New Genetic Engineering Applications in Plants

This report discusses the increasing number of patent applications being filed and granted in Europe on new genetic engineering technologies in plants. […]

Seed Giants vs. US farmers

This report documents how the current seed patent regime in the US has led to consolidation and control of global seed supply and how these patents have abetted corporations to sue US farmers for alleged seed patent infringement. […]

Harvesting Royalties for Sowing Dissent? Monsanto’s Campaign Against Argentina’s Patent Policy

This document discusses the implications of Monsanto’s lawsuits against European soy importers for illegally importing Roundup Ready soya from Argentina. […]

Monsanto’s Patents Challenged

The Public Patent Foundation filed formal requests with the US Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine four of Monsanto’s patents on GM crops. […]

One-Fifth of Human Genes Have Been Patented

A new study shows that 20 percent of human genes have been patented in the United States, primarily by private firms and universities. […]

Monsanto vs. US Farmers

This report documents the extent to which American farmers have been impacted by litigation arising from the use of patented genetically engineered crops produced by Monsanto. […]

The True Cost of Gene Patents

The study assesses the economic and social consequences of patenting genes and living organisms. Due to the many negative consequences it concludes that no patenting should take place. […]

Why Biotech Patents Are Patently Absurd – Scientific Briefing on TRIPs and Related Issues

The patenting of life-forms and living processes is covered under WTO’s Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights. This scientific briefing explains why such patents should be revoked and banned. […]