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#23915: There are instances of patenting that make sense--hybrid roses, fruit trees, etc.

Posted by: Joe at 10:40 pm on Feb 25, 2013

that are produced by conventional breeding and then propagated from cuttings or grafting. But even those patents expire over time, and the patent doesn't apply to seeds--just "clones" made from cuttings.

GMO is so far removed from that that it's hard to even grasp what they're up to.