January 14th, 2009 · by Ken Rohla · Filed Under: Raw and Living Food
You may have heard the insane story several years ago about Canadian farmer Percy Schmeizer who was sued by Monsanto after their genetically engineered canola from a neighboring farm contaminated his non-GMO crops. One would think that Schmeizer would have the upper hand and Monsanto would be on the offensive for ruining Schmeizer’s 1400 acres of canola, but unbelievably, Monsanto sued Schmeizer for failing to pay a fee for the use of the GMO technology that Schmeizer didn’t even want. Initially Monsanto won the lawsuit and Schmeizer was ordered to pay, with very dire implications for all property owners worldwide. In that lawsuit, the judge ruled that if any plants anywhere became contaminated by Monsanto’s GMO technology, those plants became property of Monsanto. Insane! Fortunately after years of legal battles and spending over $200,000 (his life savings), Percy Schmeizer finally prevailed in March 2008. He could have capitulated for a couple thousand bucks and a slap on the wrist. He chose instead to stop the corporate madness for us all. We all owe him. Here is his web site where you can donate to help him recover some of his losses.
Below is his story.
In this video, Percy states that there is no non-GMO canola or soy left in Canada.