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Family Farmer Group Slams Supreme Court Ruling on Monsanto’s GMO Seed Patents
FDN! Founder Says Government is Complicit in Corporate Takeover of Nation’s Food Supply
WASHINGTON - Statement by Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now! on today’s Supreme Court ruling that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically-engineered soybeans to create new seeds without paying a fee:
“Today, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the corporate takeover of our food supply, in a huge win for Monsanto, and a major loss for America’s farmers and consumers. Monsanto has long engaged in an effort to subvert family farmers that do not use their genetically-engineered seeds and the Court has now handed corporations even more control over what our families eat.
Currently, Food Democracy Now! is a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Organic Seed Associations et Al. v Monsanto to protect America’s farmers from unwanted contamination of their crops by Monsanto’s patented genetically-engineered plants. Our nation’s family farmers grow our food on farms where cross-pollination between organic, non-GMO crops and Monsanto's patented genetically-engineered patented crops is a regular and naturally-occurring process.
The Court’s decision to give Monsanto the power to control the future harvest of America’s family farmers and our county’s food supply is deeply troubling, immoral and a very bad sign for the future of our nation’s food supply.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/business/monsanto-victorious-in-geneti...
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