‘Seed police’ sue farmers for high-tech piracy

SAN FRANCISCO ? Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy. McFarling's sin? He saved seed from one harvest and replanted it the following season, a revered and ancient agricultural practice.
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050114.gtseed0114/BNStory/Technology/

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