Why do you sue farmers to the extent that they find themselves and their families on the street when YOUR GMO crops have contaminated their NON-GMO fields? They didn't steal anything, didn't infringe on any copy write, but rather is was YOUR product that contaminated their fields??? How can you morally live with yourselves?
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Expert response from Cathleen Enright
Former Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information
Monday, 28/10/2013 13:56
We've received other questions similar to yours, and this is one misperception that we would like to correct. None of our companies has ever sued a farmer when trace amounts of our patented seeds or traits were present in the farmer’s field as an accident or as a result of inadvertent means―such as through cross-pollination.
Additional responses that address similar topics can be found here:
- If I am an organic farmer, and GMO technology contaminates my crops, do I have any recourse? How do I regain my organic certification? What do I do with my contaminated crops? Who is held responsible, and what damages can I claim?
- 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?
- You say that your companies are helping farmers with your GMO seeds, however everyday in the news there is court cases of the big corporations suing small family owned farmers for patent infringement. How is that helping farmers? Or suing because a farmers crop has been contaminated with GMO pollen. The farmer can not control the wind, or the birds and bees, and yet you who play God think he should.
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