Appeal on Monsanto Suit…Very Important!

When I was doing my radio show on Liberty News Radio, I had the opportunity to have Pat Trask on for an hour long interview. This was right after the Geertsen Seeds ruling that was supposed to require a full enviornmental impact study to be done before GMO (Round Up Ready) Alfalfa was allowed to planted en masse. I can’t go into all the ins and outs of how that ended up being pushed by the wayside right now, but suffice to say, the USDA did what they do best and approved a dangerous and destructive product despite the ruling. The following article will give you some insight into this issue. If possible, please support this suit….

Organic farmers are among the plaintiffs suing Monsanto. (photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU)
Organic farmers are among the plaintiffs suing Monsanto. (photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU)

go to original article

Farmers Fight Monsanto’s Threats and Intimidation

By Dave Gutknecht, Co-operative News

21 August 12

 

major lawsuit against Monsanto was denied in at the district court and has been appealed. On July 5, 2012, seventy-five family farmers, seed businesses, and agricultural organizations representing over 300,000 individuals and 4,500 farms filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., asking the appellate court to reverse a lower court’s decision from February dismissing their protective legal action against agricultural giant Monsanto’s patents on genetically engineered seed.

The plaintiffs brought the pre-emptive case against Monsanto in March 2011 in the Southern District of New York (Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al. v Monsanto) and specifically seek to defend themselves from nearly two dozen of Monsanto’s most aggressively asserted patents on GMO seed. They were forced to act pre-emptively to protect themselves from Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits, fearing that if GMO seed contaminates their property despite their efforts to prevent such contamination, Monsanto will sue them for patent infringement.

Lead plaintiff in the suit (and the main source for this report) is the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (www.osgata.org), a not-for-profit agricultural organization made up of organic farmers, seed growers, seed businesses and supporters. OSGATA is committed to developing and protecting organic seed and its growers in order to ensure the organic community has access to excellent quality organic seed – seed that is free of contaminants and adapted to the diverse needs of local organic agriculture….read the rest here.

Advertisements

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki Carlson
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 13:10:15

    In my opinion there are serious legal issues that have not been brought to light concerning GMO crop growth.
    Due to the fact that the practice and act of growing crops with Monsanto GMO seeds outside of any form of containment and outside of any concern as to the effect on neighboring crops and the fact that these GMO crops create vast amounts of genetically altered pollen pollution which contaminate surrounding crops and the fact that Monsanto has claimed their ability to sue over ownership of the very crops they have infected and genetically altered through the allowance of their genetically altered polluted pollen to spread, I believe that Monsanto is in violation of Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Laws of Interstate Trade Or Commerce (1).
    Monsanto terms the process of contaminating the neighboring crops with their genetically altered pollen pollution as “transgenic contamination”. They are and have been aware of this situation.
    Monsanto has claimed and won a dismissal of a law suit concerning this issue. Monsanto won and presented argument that their patent rights were violated by the transgenic contaminated which happened on the neighboring crops.(2)
    As each new field that is allowed to be planted with GMO seeds and as each new crop that is grown spreads its genetically altered pollen and as each neighboring crop of non GMO plants are polluted and genetically altered and destroyed; eventually, Monsanto becomes the sole owner of all crops across the nation, including your own home grown foods.
    I believe that this claim by Monsanto constitutes that Monsanto, through their known practice and purposeful act of spreading genetically altered pollen pollution onto properties and into surrounding crops through what they term as “transgenic contamination”, that they have thereby established that they have knowingly and willingly enabled themselves to create a monopoly on food crops which is in direct violation of Sherman Anti-trust Act, Laws of Interstate Trade Or Commerce SS 2. (1)
    I believe that the allowance of this type of business practice to continue is in direct violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (SS 2). I believe that those who are responsible to take action against felonious acts should do so immediately and without out delay.
    (1) Sherman Anti-trust Act, Laws of Interstate Trade Or Commerce
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/sherman_antitrust_act

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: