Monsanto Tries to Criminalize saving Seeds, Drags Farmer into Court
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page and our California News page . As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren't brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system. The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear an appeal regarding Monsanto's case against Knox County, Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman. Monsanto has pursued a lawsuit against the 74-year-old claiming Bowman made unauthorized use of its patent-protected Roundup Ready seeds. Bowman reportedly purchased additional, cheaper seed from a local grain elevator and used it to plant a late-season crop. He repeated this activity over a period of eight years beginning in 1999, co...