Podcast with Dan Ravicher, Esq. by Judith McGeary, Esq.
Episode 1 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is an interview with Dan Ravicher, the lead attorney in the farmersâ€™ lawsuit against Monsanto. Over 80 farmers and farming organizations, including the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, have taken on the Goliath of the agricultural world in a suit that could play a critical role in the fight against genetically engineered crops.
What are the laws that allow Monsanto to accuse innocent farmers of patent infringement when their own genetically engineered crops contaminate farms?Â What are patents, and how do they affect your daily life? Whatâ€™s happening with this important lawsuit? Listen to the podcast and find out!
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About the Guest
Dan Ravicher is the Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and a Lecturer in Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Labeled a modern day Robin Hood by Science Magazine, Dan is a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including twice testifying as an invited witness before Congress on the topic of patent reform. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his bachelorâ€™s degree in materials science magna cum laude with University Honors from the University of South Florida.
Read Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fundâ€™s initial press release about the lawsuit.
Check out the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s FundRAISER, ending August 31, 2012.
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