01 Apr '11, 8am

Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto over GM Seed:

Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto over GM Seed:

A group of organic farmers and seed dealers is preemptively suing agribusiness/biotech giant Monsanto to protect themselves from legal action by the corporation in cases when Monsanto seeds contaminate their organic crops. The suit is intended to protect farmers from charges of patent infringement by Monsanto when the farmers' crops are contaminated by Monsanto's patented, genetically modified seed. Under current law, if Monsanto seeds are found in a farm for which they were not purchased, Monsanto is legally entitled to sue, even if the seeds drifted over accidentally or by natural cross-pollination. The suit was filed by the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of 60 farmers, seed businesses and organic agriculture organizations, representing some 270,000 members. Monsanto's blog called the lawsuit a publicity stunt, and the allegations "false, misleading and dece...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/real-food/blog/organic-farmer...

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