Farmers challenge Monsanto in federal court over GMO seeds, seek legal protection
- Year: 2013
- Length: 4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In Washington, hundreds of organic and conventional farmers took the Monsanto Corporation to federal court on Thursday. They’re asking the agribusiness giant to promise not to sue them for patent infringement should their crops get contaminated by neighboring genetically modified crops. But many food justice advocates want to go further. They’re calling on the courts and Congress to revoke Monsanto’s seed patents, label all genetically modified food, and better protect farmers from crop contamination. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein was in the courtroom this morning, and brings us this report.