by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
Not satisfied with being one of the world’s dominant agri-business giants, Monsanto is taking its “seed rights” to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to gain complete domination of the world’s agricultural production.
On Feb. 19, the nation’s high court heard arguments in a case between Monsanto and Vernon Bowman, a 75-year-old Indiana farmer the agri-giant is suing over claims he has for years used seeds sown from a first crop of Monsanto Roundup Ready soybean seeds to grow subsequent crops.
Monsanto argues that Bowman’s subsequent use of seeds violates the company’s patent, noting that farmers sign an agreement when they buy the seeds to use them only one time. The resulting crop can later be sold off for things like feed or oil but not to create another generation of seeds, CNBC reported.
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