75-year-old soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach U.S. Supreme Court
Who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground? A 75-year-old farmer takes the agricultural giant to court to find out
As David versus Goliath battles go it is hard to imagine a more uneven fight than the one about to play out in front of the US supreme court between Vernon Hugh Bowman and Monsanto.
On the one side is Bowman, a single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer who is still tending the same acres of land as his father before him in rural south-western Indiana. On the other is a gigantic multibillion dollar agricultural business famed for its zealous protection of its commercial rights.
Not that Bowman sees it that way. “I really don’t consider it as David and Goliath. I don’t think of it in those terms. I think of it in terms of right and wrong,” Bowman told The Guardian in an interview.
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>that is awesome! i will say a prayer for Mr Bowman.. as long as there are still good men and women willing to stand against evil we have hope.
Yes, I will devote a meditation for the farmer's success, also.
For all home gardeners, visit the list of Monsanto-free seed companies put together by Occupy Monsanto at http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/06/monsanto-free-seed-comp...
Vote with your pocketbook if you can!
Bless his heart. I will say a blessing for him today, then I will do a blessing a day so he is not forgotten. He is a brave man.
Right on!! Thanks Tara, sharing this.