On January 31st, family farmers from across the county will take part in the first phase of the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) seed, which can contaminate organic and non-GMO farmers’ crops and open them up to abusive lawsuits.
Meet at Foley Square in Manhattan at 9 am on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. [Image]
Posted in Biotechnology, Courts - Justice System
Tagged Genetically Engineered Food, FDA, USDA, monsanto, genetic engineering, Environment, organic, Monopolies, biotechnology, genetic contamination, bayer, basf, dupont, syngenta, CorpoGov, pollution, Bioweaponry, Food & Farming, seed monopoly, Dow, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, pharma crops, public patent foundation, pubpat, OSGATA, occupy monsanto
Eco-activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to two years for bidding on public lands for which he could not pay. (He later acquired the funds). His act of civil disobedience stopped the illegal auction of oil and gas leases on thousands of acres of public land. No authorities have been criminally charged for the illegal auction. Also see his court speech prior to sentencing.
Here is his letter from prison, sent to Grist.
Posted in Environment, Land Rights
Tagged blm, Bureau of Land Management, Constitution, CorpoGov, corruption, Courts - Justice System, Energy, Environment, good man jailed, Human Rights Civil Liberties, jury nullification, land grab, Land Rights, massey energy, Monopolies, nonviolence, oil industry, pollution, public lands, resistance, soil, sustainable practices, tim dechristopher, Water Rights Tagged auction, whistleblower