11 Aug '11, 2pm

Court Rules that Pesticide Drift from Conventional Farms is Trespassing

Court Rules that Pesticide Drift from Conventional Farms is Trespassing

This litigious battle is heating up between conventional and organic farms over both pesticide drift and the fear of GMO contamination . Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that pesticide drift was indeed trespassing . Oluf Johnson owns a 1,500 acre organic farm surrounded by conventional farms. The repeated pesticide drift caused big problems for Johnson, making his produce unsalable on the organic market, according to the Star Tribune and seen on Natural News . According to the Star Tribune : "Whenever this happens it will give people with overspray a legal avenue to pursue," said Doug Spanier, an attorney with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which administers pesticide enforcement regulations in the state. And that could go for any farmer whose crop is made inedible by someone else's chemical spray and even homeowners whose property has been damaged ...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/court-rules-...

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