07 Feb '12, 3pm

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Engineered genes can contaminate organic & other nonGE crops #MonsantoFail

A Pre-Emptive Strike from Organic Farmers Monsanto has often taken farmers to court for growing its patented GE crop varieties in alleged violation of (or in the absence of) an agreement with the company. While it's reasonable for the company to expect to be paid for its products, the issue becomes complicated when gene contamination enters the picture. It's one thing to sue a farmer for intentionally planting seeds containing patented genes without paying for them. It's another thing entirely when those genes turn up in farmers' crops without their knowledge —and, in the case of organic farmers, with potentially devastating consequences for their business. Monsanto has disavowed any intention of suing farmers for inadvertent, small-scale violation of its patent rights. However, a group representing organic farmers, not content to leave the matter to the company's good int...

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