Quote of the Week
Organic Farmers v. Monsanto
Organic Farmers Turn the Tables on Monsanto: Lawsuit Asserts Legal Protections Against Genetic Contamination
"Society stands on the precipice of forever being bound to transgenic agriculture and transgenic food. Coexistence between transgenic seed and organic seed is impossible because transgenic seed contaminates and eventually overcomes organic seed. History has already shown this, as soon after transgenic seed for canola was introduced, organic canola became virtually extinct as a result of transgenic seed contamination. Organic corn, soybean, cotton, sugar beet and alfalfa now face the same fate, as transgenic seed has been released for each of those crops, too. And transgenic seed is being developed for many other crops, thus putting the future of all food, and indeed all agriculture, at stake."
- Organic Seed Growers v. Monsanto, filed in federal court on June 1, 2011