Category Archives: Land Rights

Fed Court dismisses OSGATA vs Monsanto; enables genetic contamination of organics

Judge Sides With Monsanto

Ridicules Farmers’ Right to Grow Food Without Fear, Contamination and Economic Harm

By Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association

On February 24, Judge Naomi Buchwald handed down her ruling on a motion to dismiss in the case of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Assn et al v. Monsanto after hearing oral argument on January 31st in Federal District Court in Manhattan.  Her ruling to dismiss the case brought against Monsanto on behalf of organic farmers, seed growers and agricultural organizations representing farmers and citizens was met with great disappointment by the plaintiffs.

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Will Organic Farmers See Their Day in Court against Monsanto?

By OSGATA
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Assn.

In a development celebrated by the organic plaintiffs, Judge Naomi Buchwald announced on Dec. 28 that oral arguments on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Buchwald’s decision will establish if organic farmers are to see their day in court.

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