Saturday, April 18, 2015

Monsanto patents 'Monster Marijuana'


As if Monsanto hasn't done enough damage to nature, the mega-biotech company announced it had patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. News alert: Monsanto, we don't want your "franken-joints!"

Last week Monsanto announced that it had patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. This news has far-reaching consequences for drugs policy, since cannabis is still an illegal substance. Many believe Monsanto’s interest in the market must mean that full legalization of the drug for recreational purposes is on the horizon, but at what cost?

This Next News Network video from February last year accurately predicted that Monsanto would try to cash in on the cannabis industry, and asks: Would you smoke GMO pot, or would you prefer to smoke nature’s finest? Let us know in the comments.

Bio: Sophie is a British (Spain-based) journalist and feature writer, ghost-writer, mother, lover of all things green, daydreamer, wannabe world-saver…. Her passions include travel, reading, cooking, nature, gigs and festivals, art, theatre, attempting to learn guitar and singing (badly). She is a freelance writer currently working primarily for digital magazine True Activist as a news reporter, columnist, feature writer and video content journalist. She believes journalism should be about truth and justice, not advertising revenue and shareholder meetings.

1 comment:

weasel5i2 said...

I hope RCG is satire. :)