[Diggers350] Because there's No Life Guard at the Gene Pool

Ram Selva seeds at snail.org.uk
Thu Feb 9 11:23:17 GMT 2012

The FAO's International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and 
Agriculture (IT-PGRFA) had claimed by last September that they were 10 
years old (that makes it another best kept secret of a gloabl  
organisation!!) and has 'achieved' FAO Job Number: MA7240!


A very worrying development.

Patent industry seems to have carried on with some of the tricks tried 
when they tried to justify imposing patentability on Software (and 
failed last time around in 2003) in the European Patent Office.
In the case of software there were similar licencing concepts thrust 
upon unsuspecting enthusiasts who were getting involved in to the 
Software development realms.

There are some reports that the IT-PGRFA has been observed lurking 
silently in the front rows of two conferences on IPR issues and would 
like to hear from anyone who may be familiar with any of their 
activities or even if they have observed their presence!



On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 06:39:53 +0000, marknbarrett at googlemail.com wrote:
> Please circulate 
> Demonstrate against our National Farmers Union.
> Noble House
> 17 Smith Square
> SW1P 3 JR
> Friday 10 February 2012
> Meet at 11:30 at the cafe under the church in Smith Square
> This demonstration has been called because anti GM farmers have tried
> to speak with NFU management but been refused a satisfactory
> dialogue.  
> Anti GM farmers report pro GM propaganda has been sent by the NFU to
> all it members last year. 
> They are very concerned that most farmers will believe what they read
> and grow GM when they get a chance.
> Sent from phone
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