The legal pressure continues to mount on Monsanto as two significant court cases move through the judicial system in the United States.
First is a group of organic farmers bringing suit against Monsanto in a district court in Manhattan. See this article:
The article states:
The eighty-three family farmers, small and family owned seed businesses, and agricultural organizations comprising the organic plaintiff group represent over 300,000 individuals. The landmark lawsuit, filed in March 2011, challenges the validity of Monsanto’s transgenic/GMO patents and seeks court protection for innocent family farmers who may become contaminated by Monsanto seed.
In this suit, the plantiffs are asking “that Monsanto bear the cost of periodic medical testing to determine whether their exposure to the harmful chemicals caused any one or more of 12 different diseases, which they say are caused by exposure to dioxin.”
Apparently, the people in the law suit live in close proximity to Monsanto’s Nitro chemical plant, where Agent Orange (dioxin) has been manufactured for over 30 years.