SURPRISE SURPRISE…ANOTHER VICTORY FOR MONSANTOMarch 5, 2012
Well, surprise surprise...the Monsanto corporation has apparently won another victory against American farmers in our ever-so-people- protecting courts:
And this while a court in France has apparently found against the corporate GMO giant:
Let's be clear about what's really going on here: (1) the courts are corrupt beyond measure when it comes to protecting corporate versus individual rights, and the ordinary person seeking to protect their right to grow, or eat, what they want, and to demand proper labeling of the food that they buy, is simply going to be ignored by these bought-and-paid for government and corporation lackeys, and (2) the people affected by this decision are you and me, and our freedom to choose foods that have not been "tweaked":
“'As a citizen and property owner, I find the Order by the Federal Court to be obsequious to Monsanto,' said plaintiff organic farmer Bryce Stephens of Kansas. 'The careless, inattentive, thoughtless and negligent advertisement Monsanto has published on their website to not exercise its patent rights for inadvertent trace contamination belies the fact that their policy is in reality a presumptuous admission of contamination by their vaunted product on my property, plants, seeds and animals.'
“'Seeds are the memory of life,' said Isaura Anduluz of plaintiff Cuatro Puertas and the Arid Crop Seed Cache in New Mexico. 'If planted and saved annually, cross pollination ensures the seeds continue to adapt. In the Southwest, selection over many, many generations has resulted in native drought tolerant corn. Now that a patented drought tolerant corn has been released how do we protect our seeds from contamination and our right to farm?'"
For me, the real story here isn't the corporation nor even its seeds, but the court, and the clear lack of any ability of common people and the interests of the public good to even receive a decent, fair, and just hearing and outcome. The article makes it clear that the plaintiffs will appeal, and expect justice to prevail in the appellate court. Good luck with that, but I'm not holding my breath. This is the same nutty court system that, in the name of economic interests of the time, once declared black persons to be 3/5 of a person in spite of abundant evidence to the contrary, and the unborn not to be persons at all. Nevermind the evidence, the plantation must be protected, the serfs be damned.
Note the logic implied here: if your field is accidentally contaminated with Monsanto's seeds through the natural processes, you might not get sued, but you have no right to sue them either for contamination of your own land. It won't be long, if this sort of logic prevails, before you yourself might be declared "contaminated" with some patented swill cooked up in an agribusiness laboratory, and thus subject to "regulation".... oh wait, that's already happened, as we'll discover tomorrow...
See you on the flip side. ...