28 Feb '12, 5pm

Hard to Believe: Monsanto Won

In early February, we reported that a Federal District Court judge agreed to hear oral arguments for a landmark lawsuit - Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al. v. Monsanto. Over 300,000 people including farmers, seed growers and agricultural organizations participated in the case against Monsanto. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate Monsanto's patents on genetically modified (GMO) seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated because they drift through the air. Last Friday, Judge Naomi Buchwald ruled in favor of Monsanto by dismissing the case. Daniel Ravicher, lead attorney for the 81 plaintiffs represented in the lawsuit, says, "While I have great respect for Judge Buchwald, her decision to deny farmers the right to seek legal protection from one of the world's foremost patent bullies is gravely disappoint...

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