April 8, 2009

Genetically modified crops - Who Owns Life? Not Monsanto. Farmers wins.

Hooray for farmers this time! The different case studies about GMO and Monsanto are being published more and more often. Recently I saw an article that seems reliable, so if interested you may also read about another case Monsanto versus farmer, contamination of crops and superweeds created by corporate practice.


Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Excellent article Ewa, thanks for the heads up! Who owns life indeed!

Patrick said...

Yes, Percy Schmeiser is a hero and has done great things in the battle against Monsanto.

At the same time he had to pay his own legal costs, for a battle that went all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court.

He didn't win any significant compensation from Monsanto, and his life was turned upside down for years during the fight. He had spent years before this breeding his own special canola (rape) varieties for his own farm, that have now been ruined by genetic contamination from Monsanto's plants.

So yes, he won, but at a huge personal cost. A very bitter sweet victory.

Barb said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Big corporations need to be fought to the end.

Jan said...

Thanks for the update on this controversy. I had heard of the problems Monsanto had been causing to innocent farmers.

Always Growing

Victoria Cummings said...

Ewa - Thanks for posting this link. What courageous people the Schmeisers are to stand up to Monsanto.