Balou at Gebloggte Welten recently blogged about Seeds of Change: Farmers, Biotechnology, and the New Face of Agriculture. Produced by two researchers at the University of Manitoba, the "publicly-funded, farmer-focused research video" was blocked from release by the U of M for three years.
Simultaneously, university administrators courted biotech giant Monsanto and succeeded in convincing the company to relocate its Canadian headquarters to the campus industrial research park.
I guess I have to accept the fact that as much as I dislike Monsanto, they are a global
nuisance influence–US, EU, Canada, everywhere. I don't know what can be done about them. "Buy local" and "buy organic" sometimes seem like tiny mousesqueaks in a canyon of Harleys.
For their efforts the U of M was nominated for the distinguised Captain Hook Biopiracy Award for "Worst Betrayal." Alas, there were worse betrayals this year and U of M didn't manage to bring home the prize.