Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24 decision dismissing the case of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto was met with great disappointment by organic farmers, seed growers and agricultural organizations – and a renewed commitment to fight on.
On January 31, Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments in the case against Monsanto brought by a consortium of organic farmers. Will justice prevail?
We don’t seem to get a lot of good news when it comes to GMO vs organic legislation. But the courts have been more friendly to the rights of organic farmers and consumers than government administrators and legislators in the U.S., and an appeals court in Minnesota follows that trend.