Monsanto is a growing threat to global food supply and the environment.
Unless it is newsworthy the main media fails to report developments such as Monsanto patents, but there is uproar amongst bloggers and alternative news sites about EU granting a patent to Monsanto over broccoli. Unfortunately it is the nature of the internet for people to fail to check their facts and then misreported what is going on, thus one gets the impression that Monsanto has patented the growing of natural broccoli.
Amongst the inaccurate reporting and noise it seems Monsanto has patented a process or version of broccoli. To make matters more confusing some food stores in UK are selling a Monsanto cross-breed between a wild and a commercial broccoli under the label Beneforte. This type of broccoli is non-GM, merely a natural cross-breed, but it shows that Monsanto is moving into every aspect of food production both on the natural level and the genetic-monster level. It is creepy how Monsanto is silently spreading its tentacles everywhere, not helped by inaccurate reporting and an uninterested media.
The only way to stop Monsanto and other corporates like them is a global ban on granting patents on plants, animals and living processes involving plants and animals. Nobody should have control over the food supply, or over the processes of nature. Unfortunately the legal and commercial system we live in allows Monsanto to enslave and walk over anyone and everybody because it has the lawyers, marketing and lobbying power to get what it wants.