Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, was filed in federal district court in Manhattan on March 29, 2011, on behalf of 83 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations, representing over 300,000 members. Sadly, on February 24, 2012 Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed in the case.
Time for Alternative Action: As Vandana Shiva says it is time to occupy the food system. Corporate interests are controlling our food and it is not leading to healthy communities, farming systems, or food. Clearly, the judicial system of the United States is not prepared to offer real justice.
- The Organic Consumers Association is offering some resources for petitioning the corporate interests and for food justice:
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