Greenpeace protests patent on Indian wheat

A Greenpeace activist holds a picket sign during a protest rally in front of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, 27 January 2004. Greenpeace demonstrators were protesting a far-reaching patent by Monsanto, a company specialising in genetic technology. The patent refers to the natural genetic material which also exists in conventionally grown wheat by Indian farmers. The patent allows Monsanto to block any further growing of the wheat. The wheat is particularly used for bakery products and pastries. EPA/Frank Leonhardt

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