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The Center for Food Safety (CFS)
and Save our Seeds (SOS) has launched a new report
Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers. The
How the current seed patent regime has
the control of global seed supply
How these patents
like Monsanto to
sue U.S. farmers for alleged seed patent infringement.
The consequences of
this patent system
Rising seed prices,
And environmental issues.
Among the reportís discoveries are several alarming statistics
As of January 2013,
Monsanto had filed
56 small farm
in at least
They alleged seed
the world's commercial seed market
Since the market
controls of seeds,
we've seen a
in seed prices. From
1995-2011, the average cost to plant one acre of
Soybeans rose 325%
Cotton rose 516%
Corn rose 259%
Seed diversity has
thanks to seed
On U.S. farms,
86% of corn,
88% of cotton,
93% of soybeans
are genetically-engineered (GE) varieties.
chemicals per acre
were used on GE
crops than on non-GE
The option of farming non-GE crops
is growin more difficult.
In February, 2013, Mr. Vernon
Hugh Bowman, a 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer,
stood up to Monsanto in the U.S. Supreme Court Case. When
asked about the comparisons between his case
and the David and Goliath story, Mr. Bowman responded,
donít consider it as David and Goliath. I donít think of it in those
terms. I think of it in terms of right and wrong.
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