Awakeaboutgmo's picture
Can someone please explain that if a farmer who doesn't grow GMO but gets contaminated by GMO from other areas can be sued by the GMO companies?

A:Expert Answer

While it is important for technology providers to protect their patents and agreements relative to seeds, where trace amounts of patented seeds or traits are present in a farmer's field as a result of inadvertent means (e.g., pollen drift), the technology providers do not exercise their patent rights.


WillingToListen's picture

Jane - is there a standard measurement or test to know if the contamination is from drift or intentional? Say, if it is more than x% of the farmers crops, it is probably intentional?