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Judge Throws out Organic Farmers’ Recent Case Against Monsanto
Posted By admin On February 28, 2012 @ 4:09 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
February 28, 2012
For years Monsanto has been trying to take out American family farms  and dominate the agricultural industry with their genetically modified  seeds. Between 1997 and 2010, 144 lawsuits were filed by Monsanto against American family farmers, with an additional 700 being settled out of court. Recently, farmers made a firm decision to institute massive resistance against the biotech corporation by launching their own landmark lawsuit against Monsanto for contaminating crop fields with GMOs. The landmark case has now been thrown out by a New York federal court.
Judge Throws out Organic Farmers’ Case Against Monsanto
In a lawsuit originally filed in March of 2011, the Public Patent Foundation represented various individuals and organizations threatened by Monsanto and their GMO crops. Family farmers, farming organizations, and seed businesses all took a stand in a case known as the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto. Seeing as Monsanto is stampeding over much of the farmland with their questionable and dangerous genetic manipulations , it isn’t surprising to see a case safeguarding farmers from Monsanto’s own lawsuits while also disputing the company’s patents on GMO seeds.
Unfortunately, the case seems to be unfolding in Monsanto’s favor. In fact, a New York court yesterday dismissed the lawsuit . The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association was hoping that the judge would disallow the use of Monsanto’s seeds as they drift into organic fields, but instead the judge found the plaintiffs’ allegations to be “unsubstantiated … given that not one single plaintiff claims to have been so threatened.” In addition, the ruling said the plaintiffs overstated the magnitude of Monsanto’s patent enforcement.
“Beyond whatever happens with this suit, there are some very legitimate issues behind it,” Doug Gurian-Sherman , a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, tells The Salt. “There is already a significant burden to organic food production, and there is more coming. It raises the question: Is it possible for organic agriculture to survive in the face of GM crops?”
Following current trends, genetically modified foods  will makeup the majority of the future food supply if a change is not made. Statistics show how GMO crops  and ingredients have skyrocketed in even the past few years.
This article first appeared at Natural Society 
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URLs in this post:
 take out American family farms: http://naturalsociety.com/farmers-issue-lawsuit-against-monsanto-for-widespread-genetic-manipulation/
 genetically modified: http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-foods/
 dangerous genetic manipulations: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-declared-worst-company-of-2011/
 dismissed the lawsuit: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/27/147506542/judge-dismisses-organic-farmers-case-against-monsanto
 Doug Gurian-Sherman: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/experts/doug-gurian-sherman.html
 GMO crops: http://naturalsociety.com/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike/
 Natural Society: http://link.smartscreen.live.com/?l=http%3a%2f%2fnaturalsociety.com%2fjudge-throws-out-organic-farmers-recent-case-against-monsanto%2f&p=1&u=&r=AGQ=&d=I&c=oBwJB2WMc0eWthXiHLyQZw==&y=195660&h=L3v64LjO
 Will Organic Farmers See Their Day in Court Against Monsanto?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-organic-farmers-see-their-day-in-court-against-monsanto.html
 Organic groups, farmers file preemptive lawsuit against Monsanto to protect themselves from inevitable destruction by GMOs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/organic-groups-farmers-file-preemptive-lawsuit-against-monsanto-to-protect-themselves-from-inevitable-destruction-by-gmos.html
 Court of Appeals Sides with Monsanto Over Organic Farmers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/court-of-appeals-sides-with-monsanto-over-organic-farmers.html
 Support the more than 300,000 organic farmers who lost their court battle to Monsanto – sign the heartfelt petition to OSGTA today!: http://www.prisonplanet.com/support-the-more-than-300000-organic-farmers-who-lost-their-court-battle-to-monsanto-sign-the-heartfelt-petition-to-osgta-today.html
 Judge Rules Against Organic Farmers in Monsanto Case; Infowars Nightly News: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-rules-against-organic-farmers-in-monsanto-case-infowars-nightly-news.html
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