22 Sep '11, 3am
WHO OWNS OUR SEEDS? #MONSANTO Wins Lawsuit Against Indiana Soybean Farmer The Future of Food&Seed #GMO
Monsanto Wins Lawsuit Against Indiana Soybean Farmer Date: 22-Sep-11 Country: USA Author: Carey Gillam Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, has prevailed in another lawsuit against a U.S. farmer, earning a ruling from a federal appeals court that protects Monsanto's interests even when its patented seeds are sold in a mix of undifferentiated "commodity" seeds. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington issued its ruling Wednesday, affirming the lower court decision that favored Monsanto. The St. Louis, Mo.-based company sued Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Bowman in 2007 accusing Bowman of patent infringement for planting and saving seeds that contained Monsanto's genetically altered Roundup Ready technology even though Bowman said he bought those seeds as part of a mix of commodity seeds. Commodity seeds come from farms that use Roundup Ready...