Organic Farmers Lose Another Monsanto Appeal

In a decision that would have protected farmers from corporate lawsuit,the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court has sided with Monsanto,affirming a previous ruling on the matter. U.S. organic growers filed theoriginal suit against Monsanto in an effort to protect themselves frombeing sued if the company’s patented biotech genes inadvertently mixedwith their own organic crops.

The farmers are concerned that Monsanto, which has been aggressive in thelegal defense of its patents, will take legal action against them if theircrops accidentally mix with genetically modified ones. It is a provenchallenge preventing the biotech crops from invading the organic crops.Organic farmers have been worried for some time that they will be sued fortheir own crops being contaminated.

Monsanto has made a pledge that they will not pursue legal action if sucha combination of crops were to accidentally occur. In a statement issuedby the company, Monsanto officials denied the likelihood of a lawsuitagainst farmers happening. “The assertion that Monsanto would pursuepatent infringement against farmers that have no interest in using thecompany’s patented seed technology was hypothetical from the outset.”

In the Court of Appeals, it was decided that the statements made onMonsanto’s website are enough to protect farmers from suit by the company.The court’s ruling stated, “Monsanto’s binding representations remove anyrisk of suit against the appellants as users or sellers of trace amounts(less than one percent) of modified seed.” The Court also stated thatthough Monsanto has not signed any specific agreements, the assurances onthe website were sufficient and would be considered a binding agreement.

Time will tell if Monsanto will keep its word. In the meantime, organicfarmers continue to worry about the contamination of their crops by thegenetically modified, patent-protected seed Monsanto produces.


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Fakhr Eldin Omar
Past Member 4 years ago

holly masih
.4 years ago

It is bad enough that they are "playing God,"so to speak, with the unnatural things that they are doing to the food,and the bad things that are happening as a result.It is even worse that they lie to people about it,and when they find out the truth,they fight against having to label it.But even further than that,they want to make the food that they produce so that the seeds will not grow more-and they want to patent the seeds!W.T.F!!!!?!?!?! They want to control the f***ing food supply as well! That,is scary.Only God can do His job right,and gives it to everyone for free.Everyone else just wants to control people and take their money.

Pearl Gutierrez
Pearl Gutierrez4 years ago

I PLEAD THE SACRED BLOOD OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH OVER MY ENTIRE SELF as I WARN all who desire to LIVE. Good people what we are up against and dealing with is a WOLF. You know. The Very Wolf Jesus (SACRED NAME YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH) Warns His Sheep would come. SATAN is Monsantos Owner. Monsanto sold his sole for WEALTH. OBAMA also sold his sole for WEALTH. The World is indeed in grave and diabolical DANGER. Good people. THIS IS SERIOUSLY NOT A JOKE. I am giving you this Warning Now, before its too late. If Care for your life, I WARN YOU. TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY. Read the Prophecies which are CURRENTLY being given to Elizabeth Elijah of New by the HOLY TRINITY OF YAH(GOD). YAHUVE, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, AND THE PRECIOUS RUACH HA KODESH. The Precious RUACH HA KOODESH is THE HOLY SPIRIT OF THE BLESSED TRINITY. People you had better take me seriously and READ THE PROPHECIES. GOD IS TRUE AND LOVES HIS PEOPLE. Satan is a Liar and a Deceiver and will not stop until he has your soul. RETURN TO YOUR FAITH IN GOD, FOR HE SAVES

Scott haakon
Scott haakon4 years ago

It is time to stop demonizing and work to help Monsanto keep it's patented crop where they belong. Farmers who want them and those who do not. The biggest problem is that while the initial idea was to ensure crops that were able to stand Roundup. That those same crops have after effects that are not yet fully understood.

vicky T.
vicky T4 years ago

This is so creepy...

Geoff P.
Past Member 4 years ago

Where would we be without roundup

Maria A.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thank you.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R4 years ago


Tania S.
Tania S4 years ago

Call me paranoid but I can feel something coming. Something bad...eventually our fertile lands will be barren and unable to produce any crops thanks to Monsanto, either that or we'll probably mutate from all the GMO's/chemicals/glyphosate. (It's OK though, I've always thought it'd be cool to have a third arm LOL jk)...seriously though, we already have studies done and evidence to prove that these crops are just garbage and they cause SO many health issues!
It's too bad money is so powerful and the governments don't give two shits about what happens as long as their pockets are full :(.

Val M.
Val M4 years ago