More than 100,000 Stand with Family Farmers vs. Monsanto! Do you?

More than 100,000 Stand with Family Farmers vs. Monsanto! Do you?

We wanted to thank everyone for standing with family farmers vs. Monsanto during their day in court on January 31st. Incredibly, more than 55 family farmers and plaintiffs traveled to New York to take part in the initial phase of the potentially landmark case Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto.

The hearing in Manhattan Federal District Court was centered on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the case and Federal Judge Naomi Buchwald heard arguments from attorneys on both sides. Farmers were encouraged by Judge Buchwald’s familiarity with the case and her announcement that she would make a decision in the next 60 days, no later than March 31st.

After the hearing, farmers were excited to join several hundred supporters in Foley Square at a Citizen’s Assembly where they addressed the crowd and shared their experience, strength and hope in moving forward.

Click here to watch a short video to hear farmers, plaintiffs and citizens speak about their shared fight against Monsanto to reclaim our seed heritage.

 

Occupy Wall Street Farmers March

 

Already more than 100,000 farmers and citizens have signed a pledge to stand with America’s farmers in this important struggle to reclaim their basic rights to plant crops on their land and grow food without the fear and threat of intimidation by Monsanto’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits.

If you haven’t already done so, please click here to say, “I stand with Farmers vs. Monsanto”.

We want to give special recognition to the farmers and plaintiffs who traveled to be a part of this historic day and thanks to members of the Occupy Wall Street Food Justice working group, Occupy Farms, Occupy Big Food, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and all those who have helped spread the word of support for the family farmers and plaintiffs.

We believe that together we can win!

Click here to follow the latest news about Farmers vs. Monsanto.

Thank you for participating in food democracy-

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team

P.S. Can you chip in $5 or $10 to help us keep fighting for family farmers against Monsanto and their abusive lawsuits against farmers. Every little bit helps and together we make a difference! Help us make sure farmers have their voice heard over Monsanto’s.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. […] More than 100,000 Stand with Family Farmers vs. Monsanto! Do you? (nutritionbyte.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Posted by Shari on February 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

    change your headline to the positive, as to WHAT YOU ARE FOR, and then I will donate.

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  3. Posted by Mike on April 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    they have made a much bigger beneficial impact on farmer profits than any organic farming would have. Their Bt crops have stopped the use of literally billions of lbs of chemical insecticide in the last 10 years

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  4. Posted by Mike on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    how many farmers who make a living off crops ? versus naive people on a street corner in San Fran. Farmers exercise their speech by buying Monsanto seed 30-60% of the time versus 0.5% for organic,Why do they pay for seed when they could just breed their own and plant it back? Why because Monsanto’s works better and is worth the money. Increase a yield by 10 bu/A means $60 more in yield and they would easily pay $20 for that added value.

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