See two excerpts from Bertram Verhaag’s documentary Percy Schmeiser: David versus Monsanto in this interview of Right Livelihood laureate Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who has battled the biotech giant for years.
Gathered here in Bonn this week are some eighty Right Livelihood Award laureates, including the Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser, who has battled the biotech giant Monsanto for years. When Monsanto seeds blew into Schmeiser’s property, Monsanto accused him of illegally planting their crops and took him to court. Ultimately his case landed in the Canadian Supreme Court. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1997 for fighting to defend the rights of farmers and the future of seeds.
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