How does everyone feel about this? I watched "the future of food" recently where they talked about monsanto's patenting of wheat and corn seeds. these cross pollinated with other farmers crops and monsanto sued the farmers for 'stealing' their patented seed. Could the same thing happen with maples? (not that am really worried about this, but ethically do you you think this is okay) Who is patenting maples? How do they determine if it is the same patented maple? have they mapped out the genes? Personally, I don't think life forms should be patented.....inventions are fine. but not life forms.