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Topic Paper 2 Monsanto 2Topic Paper 2 Monsanto.Introduction.The recent issues which are related to the genetically modified organisms have raised a lot ofconcerns. Many have been campaigning against the practice with points of arguments based onthe ethical aspects of the technology (FitzSimmons, 2016). The GM corporations have shown tobe profit oriented rather than service oriented. This has been established among the Monsantocompanies which have been seen making a lot of profits yet the farmers who should bedepending on the products are still relying on crop subsidies.Question One.Q1. Patent refer to the authority provided by the government to confer a right or tittle for a setperiod, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention. TheTheory of Collectivismhas been used in this situation (Grafton, Daugbjerg, & Qureshi, 2015).Intellectual property on the other hand is a work that is as a result of creativity, like manuscriptor design on which one has got a right and can apply for a patent, copyright or trademark.Q1 (a). Andrew Kimball stated that there is need to defend the standards of the organicstandards. The recent rise of the chronic diseases has been caused by introduction of toxins in ourfood, water, air and many other personal household products hence we need to defend what welove. Food is the most intimate relationship that people have with their environment. Thesedangers are caused by GMOs since they demand higher levels of toxic herbicides and pesticides(Halford, 2013). He also put it clear that the smaller-scale farmers can easily feed the planet. Tofight GMO production, the public should conduct intensive campaigns to against it. All thesewere based on Ethical Egoismwhich the biotech have been employing to produce products withan aim of earning money but not helping the society.
Topic Paper 2 Monsanto 3Q1 (b). Monsanto buying up all company seeds have raised a lot of ethical questions as itinnocent farmers will be providing financial support to the development and proliferation of theGM crops (Kimball, 2017). It has denied the people with the chance to choose on what kind ofcrops they want to grow.Q1 (c). The Monsanto had appealed patent on its products, it did not anticipate the farmers tointerfere with its developments. It was one the first companies to apply for the biotechnologyindustry business model in agriculture. Theory of Individualism.