Hold Monsanto accountable for organic seed contamination and protect the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) from wrongful and harassing lawsuits from Monsanto in the future.
Monsanto has a history of suing farmers for patent infringement over the years, often wrongfully. Well, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has decided to sue Monsanto for wrongful patent infringement lawsuits.
Problems with genetically modified seeds
Giant corporations are coming to control the food supply. The system they instill is set up perfectly for monoculture, which destroys ecosystem diversity.
Ecosystem diversity is important for controlling disease and pests. Company like Monsanto attempt to control this by using chemicals and genetically modified seeds (which are failing). They are shrinking the world’s seed diversity through these tactics.
OSGATA assures organic farmers have access to quality organic seeds. They also help ensure that consumers have the option of eating healthy, organic food.
It is all too common that genetically modified seeds to cross-pollinate with organic ones through natural processes, and this is when companies like Monsanto sue the organic farms. Seems a bit odd because I’m sure that the non-GMO farmers aren’t too happy their seeds have been contaminated.
A successful suit would additionally hold Monsanto accountable for where its seeds are planted as well as for the organic crops they contaminate.
Signing this petition will support OSGATA in winning a decisive victory in Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, a victory that will shift the winds of fate to fill the sails of organic farmers and organic food.
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