Patent for a Pig – The Big Business of Genetics
As a powerful corporate giant attempts to patent living genetic material, this film asks what the consequences are for mankind.
Multi-national corporation Monsanto has taken a significant chunk of patents for genetically modified seeds. Now, they set their eyes on the pig as the first animal meat product to mess with genetically so that within a few generations they can own all the offsprings from genetically modified crossbreeds. Will Monsanto accomplish their goal of controlling the world’s food supply? They have people placed at every level of government to ensure that all the laws go their way. (42 min)