U.S. judge rules for Monsanto

An American group called Family Farmers wants Monsanto Company to provide a legally binding covenant not to sue for patent infringement if a field is inadvertently contaminated with pollen from transgenic crops.

In February, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled for Monsanto, writing that defendants “have never filed a patent infringement suit against a certified organic farm or handling operation over the presence of patented traits in its operations.”

Better Farming - June/July 2012