Family farmers head to Washington to battle Monsanto in court

| | January 7, 2013
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Dozens of farmers are traveling across the country to Washington, DC to battle Monsanto in a U.S. Court of Appeals. The journey is to fight for the right for farmers to grow crops without interference from the corporate giant.

This week family farmers from across the U.S. travel to Washington in order to fight for the right to farm without interference from Monsanto and its GMO seeds in a U.S. Appeals Court.

The plaintiff is fighting a battle to maintain farming enterprises through the planting, growing and harvesting of natural foods without contamination from GMO seeds. This lawsuit includes both organic and non-organic farmers who seek court protection for farmers who are contaminated by Monsanto’s patented and genetically modified seeds.

“Plaintiffs in this matter represent farmers and seed businesses who do not want to use or sell transgenic seed. Plaintiffs are largely organic farmers and organic seed businesses, but also include nonorganic farmers who nonetheless wish to farm without transgenic seed. Plaintiffs are increasingly being threatened by transgenic seed contamination despite using their best efforts to avoid it,” the lawsuit [PDF] states.

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