|Monsanto and GM food
Brian Lamb, at Blowback, has been busy organizing a benefit concert.
::: Rock against Monsanto :::
Musicians and Farmers United Against Monsanto
Prairie rock gods Superstock, angered by Monsanto's shameless persecution of Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser, have vowed to destroy the mammoth corporation and to bring the entire GM food industry to its knees. The first step of the campaign will be a benefit concert for Schmeiser on Friday, January 25th, at Ms. T's Cabaret. All door proceeds and donations will go to Schmeiser's 'Fight Genetically Altered Food Fund'.
Percy Schmeiser farms near Bruno, Saskatchewan. His Canola fields were contaminated by cross- pollination with Monsanto's genetically modified Round-Up Ready Canola. If justice prevailed, Monsanto would have to pay damages for its contamination of Schmeiser's seed. In reality, Monsanto's position is that Schmeiser has stolen its intellectual property and must pay their Technology Fee. In a shocking decision, Federal Court Justice Andrew McKay upheld the validity of Monsanto's patented gene in June of 2000.
Monsanto vs Schmeiser
The Classic David vs Goliath Struggle...
"In my case, I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract. If I would go to St. Louis and contaminate their plots-- destroy what they have worked on for 40 years--I think I would be put in jail and the key thrown away,"
Percy Schmeiser, June 19, 2000
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