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Apr 02 2015

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Like Monsanto, Nestle tries to patent NATURE.

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Reprint from the site action.sumofus.org/ Here’s a link to the original article; http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-nigella-sativa/?sub=fb

Can that be ever, any more disgusting than that?!

Fallowing steps of Monsanto, now Nestle, tries to monopolise and patent NATURE!!!

Just see below… If you don’t appreciate it too, go tot he link below, or above, and sign the protest/petition to stop this nonsensical marasm. The link will open in new window or tab.

http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-nigella-sativa/?sub=mtl

But now Nestlé is claiming to own it, and filing patent claims around the world to try and take control over the natural cure of the fennel flower and turn it into a costly private drug.

Tell Nestle: Stop trying to patent a natural cure

In a paper published last year, Nestle scientists claimed to “discover” what much of the world has known for millennia: that nigella sativa extract could be used for “nutritional interventions in humans with food allergy”.

But instead of creating an artificial substitute, or fighting to make sure the remedy was widely available, Nestlé is attempting to create a nigella sativa monopoly and gain the ability to sue anyone using it without Nestlé’s permission. Nestlé has filed patent applications — which are currently pending — around the world.

Prior to Nestle’s outlandish patent claim, researchers in developing nations such as Egypt and Pakistan had already published studies on the same curative powers Nestle is claiming as its own. And Nestle has done this before — in 2011, it tried to claim credit for using cow’s milk as a laxative, despite the fact that such knowledge had been in Indian medical texts for a thousand years.

Don’t let Nestle turn a traditional cure into a corporate cash cow.

We know Nestle doesn’t care about ethics. After all, this is the corporation that poisoned its milk with melamine, purchases cocoa from plantations that use child slave labour, and launched a breast milk substitute campaign in the 1970s that contributed to the suffering and deaths of thousands of babies from poor communities.

But we also know that Nestlé is sensitive to public outcry, and that it’s been beaten at the patent game before. If we act fast, we can put enough pressure on Nestle to get it to drop its patent plans before they harm anyone — but if we want any chance at affecting Nestles decision, we have to speak out now!

 

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More Information:

Third World Network (PDF): Food giant Nestlé claims to have invented stomach soothing use of habbat al-barakah (Nigella sativa), 6 July, 2012

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