(NaturalNews) On February 11, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that would protect farmers from being sued by biotechnology companies in the case of genetically engineered (GE) crops accidentally growing in their fields.
Monsanto has already filed more than 140 lawsuits alleging planting of its patented seeds without permission and settled another 700 cases. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit were concerned that Monsanto's promise not to sue over "inadvertent" contamination was not strong enough.
"Monsanto has effectively gotten away with stealing the world's seed heritage and abusing farmers for the flawed nature of their patented seed technology," said Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now! "
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