Take a stand for Organic Farmers around the World!
Right now an important case is being heard halfway around the world in Western Australia about organic farmer Steve Marsh, whose organic field was contaminated by his neighbor’s genetically engineered canola. As a result, Steve lost his organic certification and as much as 70% of his Steve’s farm has been contaminated with Monsanto’s patented genes.
With clever fine print in their seed contracts, Monsanto is not legally liable for their patented genes contaminating an organic farmer’s field due to their "no liability" agreement farmers are forced to sign when they plant Monsanto's GMO seeds.
As a result, Steve’s family’s livelihood has been put at risk. He could literally lose everything.
Please stand with organic farmer Steve Marsh to protect the rights of organic farmers everywhere! Every voice counts!
Dear Honourable President of the Australian Senate John Hogg, members of the Australian Senate, Honourable Speaker of the Australian House Bronwyn Bishop, members of the Australian House of Representatives,
cc: Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant,
I stand with organic farmer Steve Marsh in his effort to protect his farm and family’s economic livelihood from unwanted contamination by Monsanto’s patented genes.
I’m outraged that an organic farmer’s fields can become contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops and that farmer not only loses their certification, but there is no legal recourse to protect them or pay for their economic loses.
It’s important that the Senate hold an inquiry into the post-commercialization impacts of existing regulated genetically engineered crops and provide legal protections and economic compensation for organic farmers whose crops become contaminated.
Farmers and citizens alike deserve to know the impacts that GMO crops and food have on environmental and human health and create laws based on transparency and precaution.