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The Farmer who Beat Monsanto

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page . Monsanto has long been trying to establish control over the seeds of the plants that produce food for the world. They have already patented a number of genetically altered food crops, which can only be grown with proper license, and the seeds for which must be purchased anew each year. But genetically engineered crops cannot be contained. And rather than being found guilty of contaminating farmers' property, Monsanto has successfully sued hundreds of farmers for patent infringement. Many farmers have subsequently, quite literally, lost their farms. Percy Schmeiser of Saskatchewan, Canada, was also a victim of Monsanto's vile ways. Schmeiser worked on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years, and when his fields were contaminated, Monsanto...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24563.cfm

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