This Space for Rent

Forging new frontiers at the patent office.

The practices Monsanto wants to patent basically involve identifying genes that result in desirable traits in swine, breeding animals to achieve those traits and using a specialized device to inseminate sows deeply in a way that uses less sperm than is typically required.

Yup. Monsanto wants to patent sexual reproduction. I can imagine this patent would have the potential of being very good for their bank accounts after they start applying it to other species.

(via Peace, order and good government, eh?)