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The landmark case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto was filed on March 29, 2011 on behalf of family farmers, seed businesses and agricultural organizations in an effort to challenge Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified (GMO) seeds and protect farmers from the biotech seed and chemical giant’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits.
Between 1997 and 2010, 144 farmers have already been sued by Monsanto and another 700 have settled out of court for undisclosed sums. Many times these abusive lawsuits force farmers into bankruptcy and off the land. We can’t allow this to continue.
As a plaintiff in the lawsuit, Food Democracy Now! will be there and will deliver your signatures to the family farmers to make sure that they know that citizens everywhere stand with them.
Thank you for joining us in making a stand with family farmers – now help spread the word!
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
P.S. Will you chip in $5 or $10 to assist family farmers traveling to New York to take part in their historic day in court? Every bit helps and together we make a difference! Help us make sure farmers have their voice heard over Monsanto’s.
To those who are interested and are near enought to be able, Food Democracy Now! and our fellow plaintiffs invite you to take part in a Citizen’s Assembly of Support for Family Farmers vs. Monsanto outside the NYC courthouse in an effort to stand up for America’s farmers at this crucial moment in their quest for justice. Click here to RSVP and learn more about how to participate outside the courtroom.
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On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits. In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.
In many cases farmers are forced to stop growing certain organic and conventional crops to avoid genetic contamination and potential lawsuits. Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto admits to filing 144 lawsuits against America’s family farmers, while settling another 700 out of court for undisclosed amounts. Due to these aggressive lawsuits, Monsanto has created an atmosphere of fear in rural America and driven dozens of farmers into bankruptcy.
Farmers need your voice today. Please spread the word today.