from the website:
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 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.