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Syngenta Files To Patent Rice Genes

“With these patents Syngenta is claiming the
work of breeders and farmers from the past centuries as the company’s own invention. The attempt to monopolize thousands of gene sequences from most important crop plants in one rush is nothing less than a theft of common goods,” says Tina Goethe from Swissaid. “Not to mention the fact that these patents could block future research to a large extent.”

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