Monsanto and the judge

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Fri Mar 30 08:38:26 MST 2001


Michael Perelman commented on an item in Les' collection of issues.

CB

(((((((

Michael P. said:

Charles, it is worse than that.  He has been breeding and collecting his own
seeds for decades, developing his own distinctive strains.   He sued Monsanto
for contaminating his crops with the pollen.

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Charles Brown had written:

> Law as aggressive protector of private property.
>
> Thanks to Les S. for this:
>
>  From slashhdot.org: "A Canadian court has ruled that a farmer growing
> genetically modified canola without a license violated Monsanto's patent and
> owes damages. Percy Schmeiser claims that the seeds blew onto his farm from
> passing seed trucks and from neighboring farms. The court held that
> regardless of whether he planted them deliberately or if he merely found
> them growing on his farm, it was his responsibility to destroy the seeds and
> seedlings or pay royalties. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is
> carrying the article and the Federal Court of Canada has the full text of
> the ruling in PDF form."
>
> full story here:
>
> http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/templates/view.cgi?/news/2001/03/29/monsanto_schmeiser
> 010329

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