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Organic Family Farmers Appeal District Court's Dismissal of Monsanto Lawsuit

Organic Family Farmers Appeal District Court's Dismissal of Monsanto Lawsuit

© Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association Last year, 83 organic family farmers decided to take on Monsanto in court to assert and protect their right to grow organic crops without the threat of contamination by Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds —and without the fear of being sued for crop contamination they never wanted in the first place. But in February, a U.S. District Court judge sided with Monsanto and dismissed the case. This week, the family farmers responded by filing an appeal challenging that ruling. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Manhattan will hear the farmers’ appeal, although the Bangor Daily News reports it will not be able to hear the case until this fall or winter. According to the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), the collective of farmers that sued Monsanto, the biotech and chemical giant admits to...

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