14 Apr '11, 9am

Battleground for Planting Rights: Monsanto Sued by Farmers

Battleground for Planting Rights: Monsanto Sued by Farmers

to a boiling point, as GMOs have been labeled as dangerous with a high potential to contaminate other crops in developed nations, except for the US. Now as the USDA continues to aid agribusiness through expedited approval of GMOs and their byproducts, the other side of the battle has finally garnered enough money and courage to take on the agribusiness behemoth. Prior to this suit, farmers risked being sued by Monsanto’s powerful legal department when the GMO seed trespassed and contaminated their fields, a rather perverse precedent that is finally being questioned in the courtrooms on a large-scale. GMO contamination directly threatens the livelihoods of surrounding farmers from crop contamination that may ruin their organic seed and businesses. Organic standards require years of preparation before land can be certified organic. One too many GMO seed contaminants and the ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/battleground-planting...

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