OSGATA President named an Utne Reader 2011 Visionary

OSGATA congratulates our President, Jim Gerritsen, one of Utne Reader’s “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”

Deemed the Organic Food Champion by the Utne Reader, we couldn’t agree more. Gerritsen was selected for his ongoing work leading efforts by independent family farmers to protect themselves from the threat of Monsanto litigation related to the corporation’s patents on genetically engineered seeds (OSGATA et al. vs Monsanto), an effort he views as critical to the future of organic farming itself. As Gerritsen puts it, “Either we stand up and fight now for the right to an alternative or we will lose that option forever.”

Each year, the Utne Reader selects 25 people “who possess an inspiring combination of imagination, determination and energy,” said Utne Reader‘s editor-in-chief David Schimke in a statement. “These are people who don’t just think out loud, but who walk their talk on a daily basis.”

Read what the Utne Reader had to say about Jim and view the complete list of Visionaries!

Congratulations Jim!

For more information regarding the current lawsuit against Monsanto, visit OSGATA’s Press Release page.

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  1. Hello Pam, Manus, and Francesc:Yes, I think also that Mr. Gerritsen is a couragious soul doing good for us all even tuohgh most don’t even know of his actions or could care less.The Maine farmers started many years ago saving seeds and supporting those who fight for food freedom. I first became aware of the Organic Farmers Association in 1999 when I was living in Maine.Thanks for all your comments and take care,Mike

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