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David v Monsanto

Original post made by Resident on Nov 4, 2012

Imagine That a storm blows across your garden and that now genetically-manipulated seeds are in your garden. A multinational corporation pays you a visit! Demand that you surrender your crops, and then sue you for $200,000 for illegally using GM seeds. This is the story of how one man named David prevailed against the Goliath that is Monsanto.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:54 am

The above is a link to the Documentary story David v Monsanto


Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

In the US, we have a problem with the right hand (government) not knowing what the left hand (business) is doing. Of course, this allows large corporations to get too big and too powerful. They have unlimited resources to retain the best attorneys, which allows them to bully anyone getting in their way (which is usually not the way it really is, just their paranoid perception of the facts).

Virtually every time my husband goes to Germany, another executive (or two) will ask him: Does the right hand STILL not know what the left hand is doing? It has made us the laughingstock of Europe.


Posted by Germany, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

"...every time my husband goes to Germany, another executive (or two) will ask him: Does the right hand STILL not know what the left hand is doing?"

Like: does the government still let folks smoke like chimneys in Germany and then wonder about all those lung related illnesses?

Germany does have it's act together on manufacturing, unionization, renewable energy and food labeling, though.

Label our food. Yes on 37.


Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

It is very true that Europeans smoke too much; even athletes and otherwise health-conscious people smoke. This in spite of the fact that European cigarette packages have huge, blunt, and garish warning labels.

But the governments do keep a hand in the business sector, and have more of a clue about what is going on.


Posted by laughing at an economist, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Really? An executive asks your husband a question and we become the laughing stock in Europe? Seems like it is Europe that cannot get its act together or maybe out is your husband that is the laughing stock? BTW, when your husband is in Germany,.does he ride the ICE trains?


Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

The ICE trains do not run anymore. They lost money.

But face it, most of the world laughs at this country and it's politics.

At one point, Americans in Europe wore t-shirts that said, "don't lame me, I didn't vote for him". That referred to George Bush and the wars he got us all into.

The parable about the right and left hand has been told in Germany in reference to the US for at least 25 years.

Do not insult my husband. He is well-known and respected in Europe and Asia, and is now at a Trade Partners Conference for Pacific Rim Countries.


Posted by laughing at an economist, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

You are going to repeat the ICE train lie,.again?
Here is the link to German ICE trains:

Web Link

Who is your husband, of he is so respected? I have a friend in the same neighborhood, Jan, whose husband is also an economist.
Did all Americans in Europe wear those shirts? how many really did? Evidence, please.


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