24 Jul '11, 12pm

Monsanto Sues Pennsylvania Farmer for Saving Seeds

Monsanto Sues Pennsylvania Farmer for Saving Seeds

Many issues are associated with genetically modified seeds. One of the most popular of them, Monsanto's Roundup Ready variety, contain a gene called glyphosate , which allows them to resist Roundup so that you can spray the entire field without killing the crop. However, the crop is about the only thing that lives in the dead zone the spray down can often create. Additional, GMOs are often monoculture crops which can cause erosion. Contamination with other non-modified crops is another inherit problem. Once crops unintentionally become contaminated there's no turning back. But the issue that we talk about the least is likely the strangest aspect of Monsanto's GMO seeds. It's illegal to save seeds. In fact, the most important aspect of agriculture since the dawn of time is not allowed. That’s right; the multinational corporation contends that all farmers that buy the crop s...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/monsanto-sue...

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