A threat to an organic farmer anywhere, is a threat to all organic farmers everywhere!
Next week, an important case is being heard halfway around the world in Western Australia about organic farmer Steve Marsh, whose organic field was contaminated by his neighbor's genetically engineered canola. As a result, Steve lost his organic certification and as much as 70% of his farm has been contaminated with Monsanto's patented genes.
In 2010, Steve’s neighbor planted Monsanto’s GMO Roundup Ready canola in a field next to his organic field and it wasn’t long before Steve discovered that his organic crop had been contaminated. With clever fine print in their seed contracts,Monsanto is not legally libel for their patented genes contaminating an organic farmer’s field due to their "no liability" agreement they force farmers who plant their GMO seeds to sign.
As a result, Steve’s farm income and family’s livelihood has been put at risk. He could literally lose everything.
Please join us and stand with organic farmer Steve Marsh to protect the rights of organic farmers everywhere! Every voice counts!