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Nestle Trying to Patent an HERB

Just found this:

Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia.

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 Nestlé: Stop trying to patent a natural cure

In a paper published last year, Nestlé 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.

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I won't waste my time petitioning Nestle, but I will stock up on fennel seed. Link is for info.



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Another demonstration...

that patents are a bad joke.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Interesting information. Will

Interesting information. Will pass it on. Thanks.

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~ John Muir

thnx

thnx

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Good call, stock up on fennel seeds

The non GMO kind of course.

See this sets a precedent. Every time they do this we gotta take over production for ourselves.

YOU CAN HAVE MY FENNELS SEEDS WHEN YOU PRY THEM FROM MY COLD YET AROMATICALLY SCENTED HANDS.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

dissolve Nestle

REVOKE their Corporate Charter

Sell off all assets to partially repay investors. Release all patents and contracts. Boycott everything these assholes sell. All of it. DEATH to NESTLE

Ditto for MonSatan ... Microsloth ... WalMart ... etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

... and every pharmaceutical corporation on Earth

death to huge asshole corporations

No patenting nature!

No patenting nature!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

deacon's picture

the fed gov

did the same thing with marijuana
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

deacon's picture

cool,thanks for the link

never knew about fennel seed
pardon my french,but nestle sucks
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence