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February 29, 2012

No one wins except Monsanto

Filed under: Odds 'n ends, Permaculture — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:08 am

Martin Armstrong has told us time and again that the Big Guys always win in Manhattan courts, so sue the Big Corporations in another city with an attorney that has no association with Manhattan.

Apparently, that applies to Monsanto as well.

Monsanto wins in Manhattan. Surprise, surprise. Click here.

So, again how did this case get filed in New York when Monsanto is in St. Louis and the lead plaintiff is from Maine?

Her (the judge) failure to address the purpose of the Declaratory Judgment Act and her characterization of binding Supreme Court precedent that supports the farmers’ standing as ‘wholly inapposite’ constitute legal error.  In sum, her opinion is flawed on both the facts and the law. Thankfully, the plaintiffs have the right to appeal to the Court of Appeals, which will review the matter without deference to her findings.”

Monsanto’s history of aggressive investigations and lawsuits brought against farmers in America have been a source of concern for organic and non-GMO farmers since Monsanto’s first lawsuit brought against a farmer in the mid-90′s. Since then, 144 farmers have had lawsuits brought against them by Monsanto for alleged violations of  their patented seed technology.  Monsanto has brought charges against more than 700 additional farmers who have settled out-of-court rather than face Monsanto’s belligerent litigious actions. Many of these farmers claim to not have had the intention to grow or save seeds that contain Monsanto’s patented genes. Seed drift and pollen drift from genetically engineered crops often contaminate neighboring fields. If Monsanto’s seed technology is found on a farmer’s land without contract they can be found liable for patent infringement.

The plaintiffs brought this suit against Monsanto to seek judicial protection from such lawsuits and challenge the validity of Monsanto’s patents on seeds.

“As a citizen and property owner, I find the Order by the Federal Court to be obsequious to Monsanto,” said plaintiff organic farmer Bryce Stephens of Kansas.  ”The careless, inattentive, thoughtless and negligent advertisement Monsanto has published on their website to not exercise its patent rights for inadvertent trace contamination belies the fact that their policy is in reality a presumptuous admission of contamination by their vaunted product on my property, plants, seeds and animals.”

”If planted and saved annually, cross pollination ensures the seeds continue to adapt. In the Southwest, selection over many, many generations has resulted in native drought tolerant corn.  Now that a patented drought tolerant corn has been released how do we protect our seeds from contamination and our right to farm?”

If you read groovygirl’s blog regularly, you already know her humble opinion of Monsanto.

Monsanto’s business model is like Rothchild’s famous quote in 1838: “Let me issue and control a Nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.” That is what the private banking cartel, called the Federal Reserve, is all about. They control the money because they control the debt. Similarly, if Monsanto controls the seeds, they control the food supply and may influence all industries and laws associated with growing food. If money and food is out of our control, what is left?

Update March 8, 2012: Oh, wait, Monsanto already owns the majority of food companies….and Xe, formally known as Blackwater. Click here.

Remind me again, why does Monsanto need a Black Ops Private Militia Company? Exactly, what does that have to do with seeds?

Click here for Anonymous hack of Monsanto on March 1, 2012.

1 Comment »

  1. If we could get one state such as Wyoming or south Dakota (maybe one of the states with the doomsday bill) to ban Monsanto seeds because of the seed and pollen drift we would have a fighting chance. The only way to save us will be for states to start standing up to the bullies. Stop taking freebies and start taking responsibility.
    In Michigan, I know one man personally who owned some pharmacies. He became a state legislator to pass a bill so that we couldn’t sue the drug companies.
    Morals and ethics must come back through grass roots.(and I don’t mean religious fervor.)

    Comment by nj — February 29, 2012 @ 11:48 am

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