Roundup-Ready corn -- what should happen when it volunteers on organic fields?
Earlier this week, more than 60 seed businesses and organic farmers banded together to file a federal lawsuit in New York against Monsanto
(yes, again; see last week's suit in California over alfalfa
The organic folks, organized partly by the Public Patent Foundation
, hope to erect a sort of legal shield against the St. Louis-based agrochemical behemoth this time around.
If they succeed, Monsanto will not be able to sue them for patent infringement, should Monsanto-engineered crops sprout up unexpectedly in their organic fields.
they've pledged publicly not to do that, but Monsanto's critics don't trust it
.Organic Seed Growers et al v. Monsanto