01 Apr '11, 12am

Reversing roles, farmers sue Monsanto over GMO seeds via @grist

protections" which is also completely false. I do wish that Tom would take the time to thoroughly research the topic and not make stuff up. The second point I want to make is although Tom is correct that the utility patent laws as written do mean that a single GE plant can constitute a violation - the seed companies have not sued farmers for having a handful of GE plants in their fields. They have sued farmers for saving and replanting whole fields - and in all the cases (but one) that they list on their site: http://bit.ly/fO1KFT each farmer admitted to saving the seed. The only one that claimed 'accidental' presence of GE canola was Percy Schmeiser, however the Canadian Supreme Court found that he actively sprayed and saved the seeds and that it was not accidental presence. This lawsuit is interesting because it sounds like it depends on whether these farmers are actuall...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-03-31-reversin...

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