According to a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not follow its own guidelines to protect citizens and the environment from the toxic effects of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide). Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has long held that government agencies must only act […]
Lawsuit over Monsanto GMO Seed Patents and Farmland Contamination
Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers
FALLS CHURCH, VA–(June 12, 2013)–A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto’s transgenic seed patents “because Monsanto has made binding assurances that it will not take
Episode 1: David v. Goliath: Taking on Monsanto
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 farmers’ 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