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dr strangecraft said -- The farmer signs an agreement about how the seed will be used.
The thing is, there is a lot of unmentioned factors on both sides.
-GM seed is usually outrageously expensive. Unless it was tailored for your personal microclimate issues, it's generally not worth the effort.
Originally posted by sardion2000
Take a look at this link. Talks about a case vs a Saskatechwam conventional farmer whos crop was contaminated by the GM crop very similiar to the Alberta Case(still can't find it,maybe it was this case I was thinking of), his wife was the Organic Farmer element in this case and she only had a Garden in which got contaminated too.
Originally posted by parrhesia
In my opinion, this is just silly.
Farmers should not have to worry about patents and licenses
Not only can the seed cause problems by cross pollinating with native seeds, as we see here, it can also cause problems with reuse of seeds with are not licensed.