By Mike Adams

Natural News

(NaturalNews) As NaturalNews readers already know, corporations and universities right now claim intellectual property ownership over roughly twenty percent of your genetic code. This absurdity has occurred due to bizarre operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which has handed corporations intellectual property monopolies over everything ranging from human genes to animals and seeds. Monsanto’s “ownership” of genetically modified seed crops, for example, was only made possible by the patent office’s willingness to grant the corporation intellectual property ownership over seeds.

I have long argued that granting patents on seeds, genes and medicines is a violation of natural law. In 2007, for example, I wrote an article entitled ” Corporate Greed, Intellectual Property Laws and the Destruction of Human Civilization” (http://www.naturalnews.com/022096.html) in which I argued that the granting of such patents is a threat to not just human freedom but also the future of life on earth.

What happens when corporations, for example, wish to start collecting royalties on the human genes that you are copying when you reproduce by having children? The mere act of conceiving a child makes you a patent law violator… a criminal engaged in genetic piracy under U.S. law. This may sound patently absurd, if you’ll excuse the expression, but it is precisely what has been held as true under current U.S. patent law. READ MORE