Protect CALIF Farmers! by Liora Leah .....

Monsanto, maker of genetically engineered seed, is suing farmers in the U.S. under the pretense of protecting their patents. Help protect California farmers from harassment by sending an email to your California State Senator TODAY!

Date:   8/7/2008 7:40:37 PM ( 14 y ago)

Californians ACT to protect farmers from Monsanto

CA Organic FarmIn 1999, a Canadian farmer named Percy Schmeiser discovered his organic canola crop had been contaminated by seeds genetically engineered to resist Monsanto's Roundup herbicide. Adding insult to injury, Monsanto's lawyers sued Schmeiser for the unauthorized use of their patented seeds. Farmers across the U.S. are being intimidated, harassed and sued by Monsanto in its quest to control corn and soy production by protecting the corporation's patents on genetically engineered seeds. California farmers would have a measure of protection from such attacks if the Senate passes and the governor signs a new bill to protect growers against similar harassment by biotech seed companies.

The Genetic Policy Alliance notes that AB541, which was passed by the State Assembly in January, is up for a vote in the Senate the week of August 11. Californians are urged to act today to urge their Senators to support this bill to protect farmers from corporate intimidation.

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