Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Forum Home Forum Home > Lets Talk > Talk, Talk, and More Talk
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Petition:Nestle trying to patent the Fennel Flower
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
Extensions Plus
 

Petition:Nestle trying to patent the Fennel Flower

 
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123>






Author
 Rating: Topic Rating: 2 Votes, Average 5.00  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
JamCaygirl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 03 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 43740
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote JamCaygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Petition:Nestle trying to patent the Fennel Flower
    Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 7:48pm

Fighting for people over profits

Nestlé: Stop trying to patent the fennel flower.

Goal: 750,000
620,594

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.

Prior to Nestlé's outlandish patent claim, researchers in developing nations such as Egypt and Pakistan had already published studies on the same curative powers Nestlé is claiming as its own. And Nestlé has done this before -- in 2011, it tried to claim credit for using cow’s milk as a laxative, despite the fact that such knowledge had been in Indian medical texts for a thousand years.

Don’t let Nestlé turn a traditional cure into a corporate cash cow.

We know Nestlé doesn’t care about ethics. After all, this is the corporation that poisoned its milk with melamine, purchases cocoa from plantations that use child slave labor, and launched a breast milk substitute campaign in the 1970s that contributed to the suffering and deaths of thousands of babies from poor communities.

But we also know that Nestlé is sensitive to public outcry, and that it's been beaten at the patent game before. If we act fast, we can put enough pressure on Nestlé to get it to drop its patent plans before they harm anyone -- but if we want any chance at affecting Nestlé's decision, we have to speak out now!

 

**********
More Information:

Third World Network (PDF): Food giant Nestlé claims to have invented stomach soothing use of habbat al-barakah (Nigella sativa), 6 July, 2012







http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-nigella-sativa/17/2/?sub=fb
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
_ConcreteRose_ View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Dec 12 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 134789
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote _ConcreteRose_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 7:56pm
Nestle is so crooked.
They give away free baby formula to women in develpping countries stating that their formula is better than nursing. Then when the women can't produce milk anymore (because they aren't nursing) they stop giving it away free and make them pay. 
Back to Top
hauteshellbi View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Sep 10 2010
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45681
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hauteshellbi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 7:56pm
Done
Back to Top
K_Camille View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Sep 14 2012
Status: Online
Points: 33253
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote K_Camille Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 7:57pm
Wow..That is ridiculous greed..gawd damn.
Back to Top
JamCaygirl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 03 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 43740
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote JamCaygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 7:57pm
These companies just wont stop
Back to Top
callmeDEva View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Aug 02 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 48713
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote callmeDEva Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 8:03pm
Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

Nestle is so crooked.
They give away free baby formula to women in develpping countries stating that their formula is better than nursing. Then when the women can't produce milk anymore (because they aren't nursing) they stop giving it away free and make them pay. 


that's just evil
Back to Top
JamCaygirl View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 03 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 43740
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote JamCaygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 8:06pm
i been boycotting nestle for a while
Back to Top
HaitianLuv View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Mar 26 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 17808
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote HaitianLuv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 8:16pm
i signed. Im tired of these greedy azz big companies. as rich as they are they are willing to step on and push anyone out the way to pick a penny up off the floor.

That sh*t is like them trying to patent chamomile or green tea. Its absolutely ridiculous.


Edited by HaitianLuv - Jul 21 2014 at 8:17pm
Back to Top
rickysrose View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 28 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 220557
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote rickysrose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 8:20pm
what the heck is fennel the cure for? 

Patent a plant?! Wuuuut?!

No.
Back to Top
ThoughtCouture View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jun 08 2006
Location: southside holla
Status: Offline
Points: 238835
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ThoughtCouture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 8:22pm
done! 
f*ckin thugsAngry
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
Glam Twinz
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
Brazilian Hair
Brazilian Hair
Wig and Hair Extension on Amazon
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down