We are proud to have been among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit OSGATA et al v. Monsanto, and we are glad that the court has affirmed our case by limiting Monsanto’s ability to sue small farmers (when contamination is less than 1%). But we are saddened to announce that the lawsuit will go no further: the courts have missed the opportunity to put a stop to the patenting of life and to end the legal attacks against farmers whose crops have been contaminated. We are disappointed, and we will continue to fight for the protection of farmers from GMO crops.
Thanks to Food Democracy Now! for the following article:
Washington, D.C. – January 13, 2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision in the landmark federal lawsuit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. Farmers were denied the right to argue their case in court and gain protection from potential abuse by the agrichemical and genetic engineering giant, Monsanto. Additionally, the high court decision dashes the hopes of family farmers who sought the opportunity to prove in court Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed patents are invalid.