Monsanto v. Schmeiser, Schmeiser v. Monsanto

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Among the 2007 winners of the Right Livelihood Award, presented annually on December 9 to honor those “working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today,” are Percy and Louise Schmeiser, two farmers from Saskatchewan.

In 1998 the Schmeisers were successfully sued by Monsanto for patent infringement for growing Monsanto’s genetically modified “Roundup Ready” canola plants without purchasing the annual licensing fee of $15 Canadian per acre.

Read my article at Techyum.

See also: King Corn.

Image from percyschmeiser.com.

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