Farmers v. Monsanto #stopmonsanto #noGMOs #gmo
The list of plaintiffs engaged in an ambitious lawsuit against Monsanto - the chemical company turned biotech/seed firm - just grew. The case has profound implications for farmers across the United States and the world, but you probably haven't heard about it. In March, the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat), a not-for-profit legal services organization dedicated to protecting the public's interest in the patenting system, filed suit against Monsanto on behalf of 60 organic farmers and a bevy of agricultural organizations seeking assurance from the biotech giant that it would not sue if their patented genes were found to have contaminated the farmers' crops. The case is the first of its kind and a necessary one for farmers who, without legal protections otherwise, operate under a pervasive fear that Monsanto will target them next with a patent infringement lawsuit. Monsanto...