Family farmers are modern day heroes. And Monsanto is a company that threatens their very existence.
On January 10th, family farmers will travel to Washington DC to participate in the appeal of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Asscociation (OSGATA) vs Monsanto et al, a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which can contaminate organic and non-GMO farmers’ crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits.
In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to hear oral arguments in the appeal of this landmark case to decide whether or not this case will move forward.
This case represents their survival. Let’s support them as they travel to Washington, D.C. and represent the rights of family farmers.
Join us for a twitter party on Tuesday, January 8th from 9-10pm EST (6-7pm PST) with Food Democracy Now.
Who: Food Democracy Now
Theme: Farmers vs. Monsanto – January 10, 2013
When: Tuesday, January 8th from 9-10pm EST (6-7pm PST)
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Family Farmers vs. Monsanto. Which side are you on? Support family farmers 1/8 at 9pm EST, http://bit.ly/104qfZ1 #stopmonsanto
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