nikblocker's picture
If some of your patented seeds from a farm growing them under contract with you, were to end up at a neighboring farm that is not under contract with you, what legal action would you take to either retrieve the seeds or the plants produced by the patented seeds? What legal action would your company take if the seeds ended up on the farm that is not under contract with you purely by an act of nature and produced plants?

A:Expert Answer

We would not take any legal action. For instance, Monsanto has a long-standing public commitment that “it has never been, nor will it be, Monsanto’s policy to exercise its patent rights where trace amounts of our patented seeds or traits are present in a farmer’s fields as a result of inadvertent means.”

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ohnogmo's picture

Your comment identifies the fact that GMO's transfer to neighboring farms. Eventiallly, everythng will be GMO -- and we don't want it!!!!!

Cornlover's picture

ohnogmo you might want to pick up science book and read it.You don't have a grasp of the science.

ieatfood's picture

Cornlover I have a grasp of science and the degrees to prove it, and yes what Monsanto is verifying is that gmos do cross contaminate to neighboring farms and instead of opening a lawsuit in which they risk losing due to that the contamination happened inadvertently it is safer for them to try to ignore it

nikblocker's picture

Monsanto has invaded and searched farms looking for their seeds or plants produced from those seeds. Monsanto has seized plants, sued farmers because the plants grew from patented seeds, and ruined farming communities. Most of the "expert answers" here are lies or comments meant to distract the readers from the fact that the real truth has not been revealed and will not ever be revealed. THE PEOPLE OF ANNISTON, ALABAMA WERE POISONED BY MONSANTO. WAKE UP!

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Cornlover's picture

ieatfood you might want check out the policies of Monsanto on how thy conduct business.Read the lawsuits they don't sue over a little seed by accident.

achood4mu's picture

@nikblocker - I work for Monsanto and can tell you with certainty that is not how our business practices are applied. Has the company sued some farmers for intentionally using patented seed - yes. But of the 17.3 million farmers globally that grow GM seed, less than 150 lawsuit have actually been filed in the .18 years that biotech has been grown and even fewer of those lawsuits have gone to trial. If you ran a company and people were using your product illegally, wouldn't you take actions that would protect your business?

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