Monsanto vs Schmeiser
The Classic David vs Goliath Struggle...
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   Percy Schmeiser is victorious in his lawsuit against Monsanto for the contamination of his fields....Monsanto agrees to an out of court settlement to pay for the clean up costs of Schmeiser's fields that were contaminated by RR canola.....Percy and Louise Schmeiser were named 2007 Winners of the Right Livelihood Award for their pursuit of farmer's rights...Supreme Court Released Decision on May 21, 2004....Canada's high court ruled that Monsanto has a valid patent on their GE Canola.....Schmeiser has a major victory as Monsanto is not entitled to damages, profits, the technology use fee and court costs.....Numerous farmers continue to contact Schmeiser with tales of threats and intimidation from Monsanto....Schmeiser continues to speak to groups all over the world...Schmeiser still faces legal costs in the fight so consider a donation today....
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The Issue... In the Spotlight...
Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan Canada whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's Round-Up Ready Canola. Monsanto's position was that it didn't matter whether Schmeiser knew or not that his canola field was contaminated with the Roundup Ready gene, or whether or not he took advantage of the technology (he didn't); that he must pay Monsanto their Technology Fee of $15./acre. The Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Schmeiser, ruling that he didn't have to pay Monsanto anything.. .....full story
Schmeiser pleased with victory over Monsanto
In an out of court settlement finalized on March 19, 2008, Percy Schmeiser has settled his lawsuit with Monsanto. Monsanto has agreed to pay all the clean-up costs of the Roundup Ready canola that contaminated Schmeiser's fields. Also part of the agreement was that there was no gag-order on the settlement and that Monsanto could be sued again if further contamination occurred. Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted Roundup Ready canola or any other unwanted GMO plants.
Profile... Of Interest
Percy and Louise Schmeiser have celebrated over 55 years of marriage. In addition to operating a farm equipment dealership in Bruno, Saskatchewan Canada, they have farmed for close to 60 years. Almost on the verge of retirement, they decided to not back down to Monsanto's threats and intimidation....full story Percy Schmeiser -
David versus Monsanto

a film by Bertram Verhaag-Now on DVD!

Imagine that a storm blows across your garden - and that now, without your knowledge and without your consent, foreign and genetically-manipulated seeds are in your vegetable patch which you have nourished and maintained for many years. A few days later, representatives of a multi-national corporate group pay you a visit at home, demand that you surrender your vegetables and file a criminal complaint against you.....full story

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
calls for moratorium on GM Foods.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods stating that "GM foods pose a serious health risk" and calling for a moratorium on GM foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes "there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects" and that "GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health." ...full story
 

Quote... Archives...
"In my case, I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract. If I would go to St. Louis and contaminate their plots--destroy what they have worked on for 40 years--I think I would be put in jail and the key thrown away,"  Percy Schmeiser...more Because of the wide-ranging scope of this issue, and the ramifications of the case, there have been many articles and stories written on the issue and the court decisions. Check out the archives section which has stories from Percy's speaking engagements, past awards, videos and recommended reading, judgments of all of the courts and more....

 You Can Help!

If you believe in this important cause, your assistance towards Percy's legal bills would be greatly appreciated. You can make a donation online here, or if you prefer, you can send a cheque or money order to:

Fight Genetically Altered Food Fund Inc.
Box 3743,
Humboldt, Saskatchewan Canada
S0K 2A0

 

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