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Family Farmers to Travel to Washington, D.C. to Take on Monsanto

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 4, 2013

Dozens of family farmers, Plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto, will travel from across America to Washington, D.C. next week to take on Monsanto and demand the right to farm. They will attend the January 10th Oral Argument in the Appeal of Dismissal to be aired before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A Citizen's Assembly in support of family farmers at 10am in Lafayette Square will coincide with the beginning of the Oral Argument inside the court room.

"Our farmers want nothing to do with Monsanto," declared Maine certified organic seed farmer, Jim Gerritsen, President of lead Plaintiff Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association. "We are not customers of Monsanto. We don't want their seed. We don't want their gene-spliced technology. We don't want their trespass onto our farms. We don't want their contamination of our crops. We don't want to have to defend ourselves from aggressive assertions of patent infringement because Monsanto refuses to keep their pollution on their side of the fence. We want justice."

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In Fed. Court, Monsanto stood up

and said they DO NOT SUE for patent infringement if traces of transgenic seeds are found in crops....AND..it says so on their website which the Judge admits to reading.

So she lets them perjure themselves by disregarding the facts:

Monsanto filed 144 lawsuits against America's family farmers and settled another 700 out of court between 1997 and 2010. These aggressive lawsuits have created an atmosphere of fear in rural America and driven dozens of farmers into bankruptcy.

At least the Appeals Court won't be able to ignore these facts thanks to all the amicus briefs filed.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Sell Monsanto

Two thoughts: sell Monsanto stock, call your 401k plan administrators and ask them to dump it, etc., or go the other way, and buy Monsanto and start turning up at their stockholder meetings.

Relying on the courts and Congress is silly. There are more consumers than there are farmers, members of congress, and employees of Monsanto, combined. It really shouldn't be that difficult...

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

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Monsanto is the most fascist of the giants

They beat out GE, Raytheon, Bayer, and Merck...combined.

If there ever was the definition of a corporation that is pure evil....it is them.

I might drive up to make this protest. BUMP!

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Thank you for this; I'll be praying for . . .


what? The link doesn't work?

*going back to check*

It works here--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--




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Link isn't working

For me.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

always tears me up..

every time.


Dear mr. johnson we're sorry to inform you
Your request for a second loan has been refused
And the board of directors up in the city
Has instructed us to take the farm from you

We understand your problems and wish that we could help you
But the fallin' price of wheat's not our concern
And the cost of operation may well be risin'
But the fact is that you lose more than you earn

And so mr. johnson let us say in conclusion
That we know your family's worked that land for years
If we can be of assistance during your transition
Please don't hesitate to call us here

This saturday mornin' there will be an auction
Underneath a cold gray country sky
And while the rest of the nation is still sleepin'
They'll be bidding america goodbye

They'll be bidding ... america goodbye ...goodbye

Iowa is trying to fight back--

have roots there (don't live there)--

Many 'new' farmers are coming up, going organic, diversifying, trying to keep the land in the hands of families--

It's hard, because Iowa State is one of the major proponents of GMO--

it's a political mess, but that is one of the major reasons that Iowa supported Ron Paul (in spite of all the corruption that kept them from being heard)--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Don't borrow money,

especially from loan sharks.

Great news! The buck stops

Great news!
The buck stops here, or else!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

Thanks for the heads up-

this is so long over due

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina