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Court rules in favor of Monsanto

(article, Culinate staff)

A federal district court dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Monsanto on Monday. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) brought the suit on behalf of more than 50 organic farmers, organizations, and seed companies. Reuters reports that the lawsuit was an effort to prevent Monsanto from suing farmers whose fields have become accidentally contaminated by the corporation’s patented seeds.

The news came in the midst of Occupy Our Food Supply, a day of action in the name of food justice.

But the farmers aren’t willing to give up just yet. OSGATA president Jim Gerritsen released a statement on the association’s website: “Family farmers deserve our day in court and this flawed ruling will not deter us from continuing to seek justice.”