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It Was Bound to Happen: Farmer Sues Neighbor for GMO Contamination

Posted in Biotechnology, Crop Damage Claims, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Organic and All Natural

Everybody saw it coming.  Sooner or later an organic farmer was going to sue a neighbor for genetic contamination of an organic crop.  It has happened in Western Australia when Steve Marsh sued his neighbor, Michael Baxter, for allegedly contaminating Marsh’s organic … Continue reading

Supreme Court Ruling Protects Monsanto’s Patent For Round Up Ready Seed

Posted in Biotechnology, Uncategorized

  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto’s patent when he planted soybeans containing Monsanto’s patented Round-Up ready genetics without paying Monsanto for the seed.  The Court emphasized the ruling was limited to seeds, but the decision may affect self-replicating technology outside the ag … Continue reading