Class Action – 60 farmers sue Monsanto over GMO seed patents

Farm to consumer legal defense fund in Suit over Monsanto GMO Seed

Falls Church, Virginia (April 13, 2011) – On behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed suit on March 29 against Monsanto Company to challenge the chemical giant’s patents on genetically modified seed. The organic plaintiffs were forced to sue preemptively to protect themselves from being accused of patent infringement should they ever become contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically modified seed, something Monsanto has done to others in the past.

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