Published on Monday, 17 June 2013
Organic growers claim ‘partial victory’ v Monsanto
Written by John Mowbray
WASHINGTON – A bid by a group of organic seed growers to pre-emptively sue GM giant Monsanto to try gain protection against patent infringement should they ever become contaminated by Monsanto's GM seed has once again been turned down by the US courts. However, Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association
attorney, Dan Ravicher of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), is claiming a partial victory because, during the course of the lawsuit, “Monsanto has bound itself to not sue the plaintiffs.” The ruling will have significance for growers of organic cotton.