Monsanto is trying to patent the marijuana genome! These people are trying to stop them

Medicinal marijuana is fast becoming more accepted as a a legitimate treatment thanks to scientific studies and patient’s testaments. A recent change in legislation has created fears that Monsanto are about to try and cash in on this new treatment.

Despite the fact that the U.S. Government are unwilling to change national laws, five states are about to vote to change their marijuana laws in November, and it looks likely that they will vote to join the states that have already legalized it. With more states choosing to legalese, there is a real fear that big pharmaceutical companies that are notorious for being profit-driven at the expense of health will wade into this new market.

In 2015, it came to light that Monsanto, the agrochemical corporation wanted to get involved in the marijuana business.

The news was met with a great deal of contempt from medicinal marijuana enthusiasts, and was followed by a statement from Monsanto that they had no interest in expanding into this field. In April, Spokeswoman, Charla Lord told the Willamette Week “Monsanto has not, is not and has no plans for working on cultivating cannabis.”

 Monsanto is trying to patent the marijuana genome! These people are trying to stop them

But activists kept a close watch on Monsanto’s movements and sure enough their suspicions were correct when it was revealed that they had made the  first ever genetically modified strain of marijuana, and was also looking to patent the product.

In an effort to stop Monsanto having the monopoly on this,a pioneering biotechnology startup based in Portland have launched an online interactive guide that maps the genetic evolution of the marijuana genome, thus making it public property and harder for Monsanto to lay a claim to it.

The startup is called Phylos Bioscience, and it has been collecting samples of marijuana strains for over two years in order to sequence the plant’s DNA. The are developing a software that presented a 3-D visualization of the data, and it is about to be revealed.

Named ‘Galaxy’ the interactive guide allows you to take a tour round a three-dimensional projection of the genetic information they have drawn from the plant.
Phylos Bioscience hope that by making this information public, they can keep the information in the hands of the underground societies where it began, and out of the hands of the commercial companies.

Sales and Marketing Manager of Phylos Bioscience, Carolyn White has said “Sample collection was a huge part of this process. One side was a collaboration with growers, dispensaries and labs to collect modern samples, and the other a process of hunting down ancient landrace strains from all over the world.”

 Monsanto is trying to patent the marijuana genome! These people are trying to stop them

“We’ve collected samples from all over the world, and cataloged the genetic information encoded in their DNA,” Dr Holmes, Phylos’s chief science officer and molecular and evolutionary biologist and Phylos Bioscience co-founder  told The New York Times.

Because of this data collected by Phylos Bioscience, it could mean better protection of intellectual property rights of marijuana growers and keep it away from the likes of Monsanto.

 

(Source: organicandhealthy.org; November 24, 2016; http://tinyurl.com/zkg7ucx)
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4 thoughts on “Monsanto is trying to patent the marijuana genome! These people are trying to stop them

  • Skycladlilith SaintMartha
    December 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm
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    Leave our natural medications ALONE, you pigs! Go take a double handful of your own crap and leave ours to us.

  • Joseph H. Bryan-Royster
    December 16, 2016 at 1:16 am
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    I AM meditating upon the coming of Synchronicity in all of the QEG builds happening around the world when they are all TURNED ON and free this planet from non-renewable fossil fuel consumption forever…

  • Joseph H. Bryan-Royster
    December 17, 2016 at 12:50 am
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    Thank you, HopeGirl… I AM looking through three years of archives for my Lantern of the Hermit blog, and searched it for your YouTube video of trip to Florida for QEG core, with footage of antenna on your PA barn for “pulling energy from the atmosphere” saying that James Robataille is a modern day Noah… but this video has been blocked! I don’t know if it’s removed by YouTube or is only accessible via the QEG Chronicles by paid subscription. Result of removal is a hole in this post, There are several other ones in my LOTH blog, and they are QEG related. I support your step-father’s work as an inventor working toward Tesla’s goal @ Wardenclyffe Tower that J.P. Morgan had squelched because he couldn’t “put a meter on it” and charge for use. Subsequently Tesla was shut down because the banker cut off funding. Naima, I’ve just put up a new post today on LOTH about building a bridge between traditional copyright the creative commons approach. Here is a link to what I see as transition coming: http://lanternofthehermit.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-transition-copyright-to-creative.html

  • Naima Dawn Feagin
    December 17, 2016 at 1:16 am
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    Thank you so much Joseph. Yes we did have to move around some of our older videos to protect the Integrity of the project video you are referring to had technical information in it and there were trolls that we’re taking this video and its technical information and twisting it and manipulating it in order to confuse other engineers and builders. It is very sad that people do this and that’s the only reason why we had to put it on a different platform this way the information is protected and for the builders that are investing their money in building the machine it helps to protect them from harm and loss. Thank you so much for your support over the years Joseph we really appreciate you and I’ll take a look at your blog post Love & blessings to you

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