Schmeiser vs. Monsanto
Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada. In 1998 after his rapeseed field was contaminated with Monsanto’s Round-Up Ready Canola he was sued for damages by the market dominating seed company Monsanto.
Monsanto’s position was that it didn’t matter wheter or not Schmeiser knew about the contamination with the Roundup Ready gene, or whether or not he took advantage of the technology (he didn’t); they take action against him for infringment of a patent, insisting that he must pay Monsanto their Technology Fee of $15./acre.
Early in March the Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Schmeiser, ruling that he didn’t have to pay Monsanto anything. The lately released film “David against Monsanto” made by author Bertram Verhaag tells the story of Percy Schmeiser and his unequal fight against the multinational company Monsanto.
Videotrailer: David versus Monsanto
Monsanto’s corrupt science in GM canola assessment
In a new Report (1) written by Madeleine Love (Researcher for MADGE Australia Inc) and submitted to the elected politicians of Western Australia and South Australia, it has been revealed that “evidence” based on corrupt science has been accepted at face value by regulators across the globe prior to the issuing of consents for RR canola commercialization and feed and food useLove has now pointed out that the studies on which these consents were based were highly defective and probably fraudulent. Also, none of the studies were true health / safety studies.
The non-science of biotechnology companies
An anonymous public statement was signed and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 26 leading scientists, entomologists who work with insects that infect corn. It stated that scientists are unable to conduct independent research on GM crops as patents prevent full access to research materials and the ability to grow and study these plants. [...] In other words, the claims of GMO proponents cannot be verified independently or indeed be falsified…read more
From : “SAVE OUR SEEDS”
Save Our Seeds” is dedicated to keeping conventional and organically grown seeds free of genetically modified organisms. In a joint petition 300 organisations representing over 25 million members and 200.000 individual citizens of Europe demand a strict EU law to protect the purity of seeds. Seeds are the kernals of life, the foundation of our food supply and humanity’s oldest heritage. Visit this org at : http://www.saveourseeds.org/en.html
The details of the Monsanto attack
A Declaration of Percy Schmeiser
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