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06.23.20

Former Microsoft Employee: “Bill Gates Invested in [Monsanto, Now Bayer] Because They’re Basically the Microsoft of the Agriculture Industry.”

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft at 11:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… it was paid for).” Someone who left Microsoft told us some hours ago about “Bill Gates and Monsanto”. “It’s funny,” he said, that “back in 2010, Bill Gates bought like 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock worth roughly 23 billion dollars with the goal of “feeding the world.”. However, something completely overlooked is how similar the Microsoft and Monsanto business models are in that they are predicated almost entirely on their ability to lock businesses into their products. …

05.15.20

Groups Like ‘No Patents on Seeds!’ and ‘Friends of the Earth Germany’ Respond to Bayer’s GMO Patents (Previously Monsanto) in Light of EPO’s Watered-Down Decision

Posted in Europe, Patents at 10:55 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… at the EPO. However, there is still a huge risk that big corporations, such as Bayer (previously Monsanto) will try to abuse patent law to take control of our daily food,” says Katherine Dolan for ARCHE NOAH. “The problem is not yet solved. Further political decisions still have to be taken to close the existing loopholes.”

Indeed, there are still reasons for concern. As a recent report from No Patents on Seeds! shows, clear definitions are needed to distinguish patentable technical …

01.23.20

Vandana Shiva: “Bill Gates is Continuing the Work of Monsanto

Posted in Bill Gates, Videos at 2:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary : A recent interview on what Bill Gates is really up to in that sham ‘charity’ of his …

11.08.18

EPO Needs to Publicly Apologise for Granting Bogus/Fake Patents to Aggressive Companies Like Monsanto (Now Bayer)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… only after immense public/outside pressure. To quote:

The patent, which was granted to Monsanto in 2013 and later sold to Bayer, covered plant, seeds and harvested severed broccoli heads that grow slightly higher in order to ease harvesting. An opposition to the patent was originally filed in 2014.

No Patents on Seeds protested the patent by erecting the “largest broccoli in the world” outside of the EPO building in Munich. A petition with around 75,000 signatures supporting …

03.06.17

The EPO’s Connections to or Facilitation of Bayer and Monsanto Explored in New Article

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… — of the world’s seeds (nature’s yield/foods)

Bill Gates not just a high-profile Monsanto investor but also pro-GMO lobbyist (who has paid a lot of the world’s media for fake news about it)

Summary : The issues associated with GMO patents (which the EPO had granted until recently, as complaints grew too loud) are explored in the European media, albeit a reliable English translation is not yet available

L AST year we wrote about the Carlsberg patents scandal, …

01.23.16

EPO Implicitly Acknowledges Declining Patent Quality by Agreeing to Finally Dump Some Monsanto GMO Patents

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… wrongly assumes that the more patents, the better

Summary : An outline of news about Monsanto’s EPO patent on melons and some other examples of overzealous patent maximalism

I T IS gradually becoming quite a busy month for EPO actions, even after a reasonably slow start ( calm before the dismissals storm ). There is a growing backlog of articles about the EPO right now, only some of which relate to the dismissal of staff representatives (we shall cover these later). …

11.16.15

The EPO is Criticised Again for Serving the Monsanto (and Syngenta) Agenda

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… including for instance software patents and patents on life. We wrote a great deal here about Monsanto (and patents on life) several years ago, e.g. [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ] ( we dedicated a whole series of articles to this subject ), but now it’s the EPO that’s at the centre of this kind of controversy, not prominent supporters from bogus charities.

“Retarding innovation seems to be the goal now, in the interests of worldwide monopolies and oligopolies.” …

07.07.13

Bill Gates Criticised for Doing With Monsanto What He Did With Microsoft

Posted in Africa, Bill Gates, Patents at 2:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Monsanto does to seeds what Microsoft did to computers (taxing them all)

Summary : The man who turned almost all computers into Microsoft (and NSA) property is trying to turn the world’s food supplies into property of American companies he invests in while lobbying politicians to legislate for his personal gain

T he poor Gates Foundation just can’t catch a break these days. …

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