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Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court


Science & Tech  (tags: biotech, Monsanto, farming, patents, seeds, The Supreme Court, Vernon Hugh Bowman )

Judy
- 422 days ago - npr.org
The farmer is fighting the long reach of Monsanto's patents on seeds -- but he's up against more than just Monsanto. The biotech and computer software industries are taking Monsanto's side.



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Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:01 pm
Go the farmers Cheers Judy
 

John Gregoire (248)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:16 am
I sure hope this guy wins! here in NY a big gas company is threatening to sue environmentalists if they oppose a positive fracking decision in the courts. The company says it will demand a huge escrow to cover potential lost revenue. Now that's also taking corporate deep pocket bullting to the courts in the extreme.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:36 am
Thanks Judy.
 

Dandelion G. (401)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:28 pm
In fact, he says, if farmers were allowed to do this with patented seeds, the patents would be worthless.

Well let them be worthless, no one wants their crap anymore. People were sold a bill of goods, now we have farmers in India killing themselves by the hundreds of thousands to get out from under the debt of Monsanto seeds and fertilizers, these gmo plants are creating super weeds, who knows how it is impacting on our health.

Get rid of these bloody mutant species of seeds. There was a Farmer in Canada that won against Monsanto, but his case was slightly different in that the wind blew and contaminated his crops. I wish the man a lot of luck in this one, but what a nightmare for him.
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:41 pm
I hope the farmer will get a fair chance to present his side!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:28 pm
I am so tired of this crap. I don't know about this man but there are a couple of other cases pending wherein Monsanto crops contaminated natural crops.
Natural seeds are not GMO seeds and therefore not an infringement. When crops are contaminated due to Monsanto's negligence then their case should be thrown out of court as it has no validity. They should then be made to pay for the cleanup; for lost revenue over the time period involved; for court costs and just downright inconvenience.
Whom do you think was behind the IMF/WCB's nefarious hijacking of all the natural seed counts in third world countries? When said countries couldn't pay off their debt these jokers not only ruined the infrastructure; services and every aspect of life they ensured that all the year's seeds from harvest were confiscated; sent to Europe and America so the GMOs could play with genetics and then sell them their crap at high prices. Needless to say many farmers went bankrupts and the GMOs like Monsanto and DuPont stepped in and insisted that their Frankenfoods be planted as they now controlled the land as well as the seeds. Globalization may have died as of 2000 but it's monster bastard is alive and doing well so far in the guise of corporatism.
 

Bill and Katie D. (106)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:54 pm
I hope he wins! Glad he found seeds in Ohio he can Plant!!!
Also thanks to the Lawyers that are helping him!
 

Natalie S. (9)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:07 am
Good luck to Mr. Bowman - it's about time somebody stood up to these industry giants whose behaviour and statements smack of arrogance. Thanks for sharing.
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
Bravo!!!
Support for Vernon!
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
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