Monsanto vs. Organics

Global Food Politics

seedThe US Circuit Court of Appeals this morning issued a victory to Monsanto, affirming the decision of a lower court that found organic growers could not seek to block Monsanto from suing for contamination of crops by patented varieties. The more than fifty organic farmers who had joined the suit worried that they could be sued by Monsanto if their organic varieties were contaminated by Monsanto’s patented varieties.

In making its ruling, the Court deferred to Monsanto’s assurances on its website that it would not do so. In its opinion, the Court wrote that “Monsanto’s binding representations remove any risk of suit against the appellants as users or sellers of trace amounts (less than 1 percent) of modified seed. The appellants have alleged no concrete plans or activities to use or sell greater than trace amounts of modified seed, and accordingly fail to show any risk of suit on that…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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