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|4/18/2014 - The Monsanto corporate lobby travels around the world, looking for new seed markets to control. Through flattery, biotech reps try to convince government officials to create new seed patent laws that could increase a country's agricultural exports and revenue. Biotechnology is marketed as a higher-yield...|
|3/26/2014 - They are not inventors. They do not create anything. They don't produce anything. Rather, they are litigators, primarily, and their goal is to get rich off of other peoples' successful ideas.
They're called patent trolls, and like other scammers, they try to use the legal system to carry out their...|
|2/1/2014 - The word candy, which is used to describe literally thousands of confectionary creations the world over, is about as general of a descriptor as there ever was - which explains why the term was never patented.
Until now, that is, thanks to some brain death at the U.S. Patent Office.
|11/3/2013 - They are colloquially known as "patent trolls," or entities that file patents specifically to leverage them rather than actually use them, and a major public advocacy group has decided to take one of these trolls on in court. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which works to protect online privacy...|
|10/18/2013 - The Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of David Wawrzynski, declaring that he is able to pursue claims against H.J. Heinz Co. for breach of contract by stealing ideas from his patented condiment package.
Wawrzynski is an inventor and the owner of a food delivery company. In 1997, he was granted a...|
|9/21/2013 - During a recent segment of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the prevailing trend of biotechnology companies such as Monsanto patenting seeds and suing farmers whose crops become contaminated with them was openly ridiculed for its absolute absurdity. Like it typically does with serious issues that go...|
|8/24/2013 - In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled "World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria," which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States - and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures...|
|8/5/2013 - Global biotechnology megalith Monsanto is no longer content with simply manipulating and patenting its own genetically-modified (GM) counterfeits of nature. According to a new petition created by the human rights advocacy group Avaaz, Monsanto is right now attempting to exploit little-known loopholes...|
|7/24/2013 - The world's most evil corporation, Monsanto, has announced it will cease trying to introduce any new genetically-modified (GM) crops into Europe following years of widespread public opposition to the controversial and untested technology. Instead, the multinational biotechnology behemoth will re-focus...|
|7/10/2013 - I have often said that if the massive, ever-expanding Administrative State we have today existed 150 years ago, the U.S. might still be a second-tier power with moderate technology and a largely rural, under-educated population. That's because some of the most game-changing technology from the past...|
|7/2/2013 - The second most populated country in the world, India, has become a vicious battleground for competing interests within the pharmaceutical industry that are trying to gain control of the drug market. And one of the latest legal feuds has been initiated by U.S.-based drug giant Merck & Co., creator of...|
|7/1/2013 - Monsanto's efforts to usher genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) into the European Union (EU) have been largely stagnant in recent years, so the multinational corporation and others in the industry are taking a new and more evil approach to gain more market control. According to a recent announcement...|
|6/26/2013 - The biotechnology industry has pulled a fast one with regards to the legitimacy of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Straddling both sides of the fence, multinational corporations like Monsanto continually claim that their GM monstrosities are "substantially equivalent" to natural crops when it...|
|6/13/2013 - In a unanimous ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that human genes cannot be patented. The ruling invalidates the thousands of patents that have already been granted on human genes, including the patent by Myriad Genetics on the BRCA breast cancer genes which the company says no one...|
|5/19/2013 - The United States government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights. This astonishing revelation has emerged from the fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claims the power to assign ownership of your DNA to private companies and universities who apply for patents on...|
|5/17/2013 - YouTube, owned by corporate giant Google, has banned our video discussing the corporate ownership of patents on human genes. This video, which featured nothing more than myself and Robert Scott Bell criticizing Angelina Jolie for hyping up BRCA breast cancer gene tests and being part of the trillion-dollar...|
|5/17/2013 - Following recent revelations of how Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy P.R. stunt feeds into the profits of the trillion dollar industry which claims to own human genes, Natural News is now calling on Jolie to publicly denounce patents on human genes, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes she has now...|
|5/16/2013 - Editor's note: Because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that handed the biotech companies a resounding defeat in their effort to try to patent human genes, we are updating this story by removing the original content (which was largely based on factors leading up to the Supreme Court decision) and...|
|5/2/2013 - In an interview with "We Feed the World," Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck touted that his company is the largest foodstuff corporation in the world, worth $65 billion. He went on to proclaim that water is not a human right and that corporations such as his should control water to preserve it for future generations.
|4/24/2013 - The world's most evil corporation, Monsanto, has taken a new interest in conventional food crops, which the company is currently trying to seize ownership of in Europe by exploiting a little-known loophole in European patent law. And a petition created by the human rights group Avaaz, which has already...|
|4/12/2013 - Apparently discontent with its more than $13.5 billion-plus in annual sales, genetic modification kingpin Monsanto has been trying for the past four-or-so years to extract billions more dollars from rival DuPont for alleged patent infringements involving its genetically-modified (GM) Roundup-Ready soybean...|
|4/11/2013 - Imagine a world where all the vitamins, minerals, herbs, extracts, compounds, powders, and probiotics that are so freely available at any health food store and at many grocery stores were suddenly made illegal so they could be turned into pharmaceutical drugs. Such a world might seem like some kind...|
|2/24/2013 - Agri-giant Monsanto, not satisfied with being one of the world's largest agricultural corporations, is dragging hundreds of U.S. farmers into court over alleged copyright violations for repeated usage of the company's patented seeds.
In a case that has surprised a lot of observers, the U.S. Supreme...|
|1/29/2013 - In February 2012, OSGATA (Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association) demanded protection from Monsanto in a federal court case. Essentially, the organic farmers asked for a guarantee that they couldn't be sued over patent infringement if and when Monsanto's GE plants contaminate their crops.
|12/12/2012 - It's like something ripped right out of a dystopian futuristic sci-fi novel: A U.S. patent has been uncovered that describes electronic handcuffs capable of delivering torturous electroshocks, "gas injections" and injectable "chemical restraints" to prisoners who wear them. The cuffs can be remote-controlled...|
|10/18/2012 - As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren't brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system.
The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear an appeal...|
|10/16/2012 - In a landmark case that could either make or break the biotechnology industry as we currently know it, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether or not corporate seed giants like Monsanto can legitimately sue farmers who reuse second generation, genetically-modified (GM) seeds to grow future crops...|
|9/16/2012 - You might think that the remote vehicle "start" capabilities offered through some car companies, like OnStar via General Motors, for example, is a "cool" thing to have. If so, realize this: A company that can remotely start your vehicle and unlock your door can also remotely shut you out of it or shut...|
|9/9/2012 - Several years ago, drug giant Pfizer Inc. tried to pull a fast one in Jamaica where several local companies were legally distributing generic versions of Pfizer's formerly-patented blood pressure drug Norvasc (Amlodipine). Though the drug was already off-patent elsewhere, Pfizer still tried to sue the...|
|8/23/2012 - Once again, Big Pharma seems to be putting profits over patients, this time in a scheme to prevent cheaper generic drug alternatives from hitting the market sooner. Only this time, the Leviathan is on the side of we, the people.
In a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief, the Federal Trade Commission...|
|8/17/2012 - Twice as many patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that were prescribed cannabis reported relief from muscle stiffness over the placebo while cannabis also provided better relief of body pain, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. In the MS study published online on July 12 in the Journal of Neurology,...|
|8/6/2012 11:13:13 AM - When I attended Codex Alimentarius meetings in Bonn, 2004, and Rome, 2005, I learned several important lessons.
1. Human beings are always going to be manipulated by forces of Authority if they don't take their own Power back.
2. The pharmaceutical industry is pulling out all the stops in their...|
|6/27/2012 - The Chinese government has officially amended its patent laws to allow drug companies to reproduce generic, low-cost versions of expensive, patented drugs, a daring move that is sure to shake up the pharmaceutical industry. According to Reuters Health, information posted at China's State Intellectual...|
|3/31/2012 - Despite being labeled as conspiracy nuts, the prediction from a few voices in the wilderness that Google was planning to use the ambient background noise of a person's environment to direct targeted advertising to them through technology has come to pass.
According to Infowars.com, which warned readers...|
|3/27/2012 - The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are known for trying to hijack nature and claim it as their own personal property via the patent process. But a recent Supreme Court ruling has set a new precedent against this fraudulent practice, as Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has...|
|2/23/2012 - Asheville, N.C.-based Sow True Seed, a seed company that offers non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated varieties of heirloom, organic, and traditional seeds, has joined a class-action lawsuit against biotechnology giant Monsanto that seeks protection for farmers against predatory patent lawsuits....|
|10/28/2011 12:16:59 PM - Reversing a previous decision by a US District Court that declared gene patenting to be invalid, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently ruled in opposition, declaring that certain gene variants are supposedly unnatural and can thus be legally patented by biotechnology companies.
|6/17/2011 - As annoying as many are, the steady stream of garbled, shaky video clips of musical concert performances that get uploaded to YouTube every day could become a thing of the past, at least for Apple iPhone users. According to a recent report from Business Insider, Apple has filed a patent for new technology...|
|4/23/2011 2:19:33 AM - Dr. Anne Looker and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently made vitamin D legend, Professor Hector DeLuca of University of Wisconsin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_DeLuca), and certain folks at big pharma very happy with her widely-reported analysis of the vitamin D status...|
|2/7/2011 - Reports indicate that the drug industry is in a panic over the patent losses of 13 big-money drugs, and many others, within the next few years. Everyone knows that the drug industry thrives on developing "blockbuster" drugs that reap huge profits during their initial patent period, after which generic...|
|11/2/2010 - This is one of the most important issues for the future of human civilization: Who owns your genetic code? Based on existing U.S. law, the corporations own it. Right now, over 20% of your genetic code is owned by biotech corporations (this is a fact). But the U.S. Justice Department has just issued...|
|4/1/2010 - As NaturalNews readers already know, corporations and universities right now claim intellectual property ownership over roughly twenty percent of your genetic code. This absurdity has occurred due to bizarre operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which has handed corporations intellectual...|
|9/20/2009 - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit to challenge the patents on the human genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, mutations of which are believed to predispose people to breast cancer.
The lawsuit names as defendants Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation, which hold...|
|8/7/2009 - In the earlier article "An Amazing Discovery in Turkey", the first of this series of articles about oleander, I described how Doctor H. Z. Ozel discovered an age old remedy for cancer and other conditions in rural Turkey in the early 1960`s and, after successfully treating thousands of patients over...|
|8/6/2009 - Yesterday's story about the African Green Monkey virus harvesting and vaccine patents still has many people scratching their heads. It's really difficult to grasp the real story that's emerging here: That a key vaccine ingredient production method (involving infecting, then killing African Green Monkeys)...|
|8/5/2009 - To most people, vaccines sound medically harmless. "They're good for you!" say the doctors and drug companies, but they never really talk about what's in those vaccines. There's a good reason for that: If people knew what was really in those vaccines, they would never allow themselves to be injected...|
|8/21/2008 - Health Minister Chaiya Sasomsap said that the government of Thailand will override the patents on three cancer drugs, after pressure from health activists and doctors calling on him to resign. Over the course of five years, the decision is expected to save the government of Thailand, and cost the pharmaceutical...|
|7/3/2008 - The following is a transcript of Health Ranger Report #16, entitled The Politics of National Health Care Reform, which is available free of charge as an MP3 download at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
Have you ever wondered who is going to win the presidency in the United States and...|
|4/20/2008 - The following is part two of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his career as...|
|4/6/2008 - In the earlier article "An Amazing Discovery in Turkey", the first of this series of articles about oleander, I described how Doctor H. Z. Ozel discovered an age old remedy for cancer and other conditions in rural Turkey in the early 1960's and, after successfully treating thousands of patients over...|
|3/1/2008 - It is a defining characteristic of Western civilization that power-hungry men seek to declare ownership over all things they discover. For most of human history, such ownership efforts were focused on usable land. Owning land that could grow food, after all, was a valuable strategy for staying alive....|
|10/5/2007 - Did you know that if you have children you are an international criminal? You have violated intellectual property laws by infringing on the copyrights of companies that have been granted patents on the human genome. You have replicated that gene sequence by having children without the permission of...|
|5/3/2007 - There is a cabal of power-hungry corporations that are systematically destroying humanity's future. These companies have taken over the food supply, injected pesticides, viruses and invading genes into staple crops, engineered "terminator" genes that make crop seeds unviable, destroyed the livelihood...|
|2/15/2007 - All of a sudden, everyone's talking about health care reform in the United States. From corporations like Wal-Mart to the newly-elected Democratic majority in the House, it seems that everyone -- business, government and the public -- recognizes our health care system is broken. And it is widely recognized...|
|2/8/2007 - Thailand has authorized compulsory licenses to produce generic versions of two patented drugs, one being a HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drug, breaking the patents held by drug companies.
The decision comes at the protest of the World Health Organization, which wanted the country to come to a compromise...|
|12/7/2006 - The simple process of assembling a McDonalds sandwich may become a trade secret if the fast-food giant is granted the European and U.S. patents it filed for in June.
Hoping to give its hot deli sandwiches a uniform look and taste across its many outlets, and cut down on production times, McDonalds...|
|9/7/2006 - If you have a long, drawn-out, incurable but treatable disease, it's unfortunate for you but great for pharmaceutical companies. While you're suffering indefinitely, you're also buying expensive pharmaceutical drugs to make the disease "manageable."
"Managing" diseases is the trend in mainstream...|
|4/26/2006 - Sometime in the future, science is going to deliver to us desktop food fabrication equipment. These machines, which I'll call "FoodFabs," will be able to manufacture food items at the touch of a button on your desktop or countertop. It might have the size and shape of a microwave, but instead of punching...|
|9/9/2005 - Piglets worldwide may have a new mother pig… Monsanto Company. In case you haven't heard, Monsanto invented the pig. Well, not all pigs, just the really profitable ones. Nature can keep all the regular pigs, but if this company gets its way, Monsanto will own the prodigies.
In February 2005, Monsanto...|
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|8/6/2005 - "What are the long-term benefits of your being able to bring value to the relationship with our customers?" Merck asked sales trainees in a PowerPoint slide captioned "The Payoff." "Bonus," appeared on the next slide, showing a sales representative holding a glowing bag of money. This is from a company...|
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