german protest against Monsato

Following dismissal on Monday of a federal class-action lawsuit brought by a group of farmers against Monsanto, protesters in Washington D.C. showed up on Wednesday at the biotech giant’s doorstep.

[…]The farmers’ consortium, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, was seeking to have the company’s agricultural patents invalidated, saying they feared the appearance of Monsanto seeds in their fields, Farmers Weekly reports. Monsanto is the world’s biggest producer of genetically modified seed. U.S. District Judge Naomi Buchwald, however, said the farmers had no standing because they had not been harmed by the company, calling their suit “a transparent effort to create a controversy where none exists.”

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