Food Freedom Vs. Monsanto

The Public Patent Foundation filed suit on March 29, 2011 on behalf of sixty organic and sustainable businesses and trade associations, including thousands of certified-organic farmers.

Excerpt from the Suit:

Introduction:

1.Society stands on the precipice of forever being bound to transgenic agriculture and transgenic food. Coexistence between transgenic seed and organic seed is impossible because transgenic seed contaminates and eventually overcomes organic seed. History has already shown this, as soon after transgenic seed for canola was introduced, organic canola became virtually extinct as a result of transgenic seed contamination. Organic corn, soybean, cotton, sugar beet and alfalfa now face the same fate, as transgenic seed has been released for each of those crops, too. And transgenic seed is being developed for many other crops, thus putting the future of all food, and indeed all agriculture, at stake.

2. Plaintiffs in this matter represent farmers and seed businesses who do not want to use or sell transgenic seed. Plaintiffs are largely organic farmers and organic seed businesses, but also include non­organic farmers who nonetheless wish to farm without transgenic seed. Plaintiffs are increasingly being threatened by transgenic seed contamination despite using their best efforts to avoid it….

link to read the entire Suit – http://www.pubpat.org/assets/files/seed/OSGATA-v-Monsanto-Complaint.pdf

Say No To GMO! – http://www.saynotogmos.org/

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