Hard to believe that Monsanto causes the suicide of farmer every 30 minutes?!
Jane Berwanger, a lawyer for the farmers who went on record regarding the case, told the Associted Press:
“Monsanto gets paid when it sell the seeds. The law gives producers the right to multiply the seeds they buy and nowhere in the world is there a requirement to pay (again). Producers are in effect paying a private tax on production.”
So, Monsanto sells the seeds, makes a profit. Then the producers must pay again when they multiply the seeds..
Because Monsanto owns the very patent to the genetically modified seed, and is charging the farmers not only for the original crops, but the later harvests as well.
It is for this reason that India slammed Monsanto with groundbreaking ‘biopiracy’ charges in an effort to stop Monsanto from ‘patenting life’.
Biopiracy sounds perfectly fitting! Monsanto seems to do be able to do whatever they want, even when populations stand up to them! Check it out:
www.abovetopsecret.com... - Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France's Ban on Monsanto's GMO Maize
So, good to see these farmers trying to put a stop to this. Hopefully a 7.7 Billion dollar lawsuit wakes people up to the issue and possibly will make Monsanto and governments think first about allowing them to do whatever they want!
Here is another article:
Five million Brazilian farmers are locked in a lawsuit with US-based biotech giant Monsanto, suing for as much as 6.2 billion euros. They say that the genetic-engineering company has been collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims as its own.- www.dvorak.org...
Monsanto is EVIL!
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