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Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers


Health & Wellness  (tags: food, ge, monsanto, patents, seeds, genetically modified organisms, gmo, genetically engineered, united states, biotech, organic, lawsuit, monsanto )

Stefanie
- 553 days ago - ecowatch.com
The Organic Seed plaintiffs' complaint detailed Monsanto's abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business. They also detailed ...



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:56 am
noted, thanks
 

Debbie G. (311)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:16 am
This is good news and I hope there is more to come. I hope the Monsanto Protection Act is not passed. Monsanto doesn't need any protection. We consumers and farmers need protections.
 

Sue H. (7)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 10:09 am
Does this mean that Every State has to fight a costly legal battle with the Monsanto Monster?? I feel like this ruling is Blatantly Pandering to Monsanto and not much of a victory.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:10 pm
I can hardly believe it
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Terri S. (177)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:47 am
Well, it's an important partial victory. At least they have some protection from suits from Monsanto for patent infringement. Unfortunately, it's still difficult for organic farmers to sue Monsanto. They don't have anywhere near the funds for legal fees that Monsanto does. Plus, once contaminated, they could completely lose their livelihood in the organic market. You simply cannot protect crops from cross-pollination and the more ubiquitous GMO's become, the more danger there is to all crops. This, of course, is exactly what biotech corporations like Monsanto are banking on. And the FDA and USDA are bought and sold accomplices.
 
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