Learn more about OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto

WATCH: Dan Ravicher Video regarding OSGATA v Monsanto

Learn more about some of the details of the case by watching video of Dan Ravicher speaking at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California. Dan is the Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation and a lecturer in law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. http://www.pubpat.org/

Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court on Tuesday January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Naomi Buchwald’s decision will establish if organic farmers are to see their day in court.

Help support by donating to OSGATA’s Farmer Travel Fund, an effort to help send family farmers to the court hearing on 1/31/12. And sign the petition to show your support!

Dan Ravicher speaking with farmers at the National Heirloom Expo, September 2011

  1. I stand in solidarity with you in fight against Monsanto. I am a consumer of organic foods and I grow organic seeds in my garden. I fear the day when I will not be able to obtain uncontaminated food. Keep up the good fight, because you are not just fighting for your families and your farms, you are fighting for all of us to have good wholesome food controlled by people and not some megalithic corporation.

  2. Go organic farmers! Monsanto mustn’t be allowed to destroy the earth in pursuit of greater and greater short term profits.

  3. When I speak of this matter i feel it necessary to explain to people about the glitch in the us patent system that is allowing private ownership of DNA and what it means in a world that the food supply is going to be owned by Monsanto. I urge anyone interested to read the book “the terrible gift” to help them to understand what is at stake. Is it too late to restore the integrity of the us patent system? Let’s hear some of those arguments made today in that courtroom in ny thanks for not giving up, I know you are fighting the good fight. You may be only one to stop this affront on nature that is the surest route to destroying all our universe. I don’t know of one child that goes to bed hungry that can wait on Monsanto to solve hunger by making crops round up ready. I speak of the hungry And the sick. The consequences of the private interests and their ownership of DNA sequences that will have to be purchased from each owner will make cures of the future costs prohibitive. The one burning question is what must we do to retain ownership of our own DNA? I would like to be able to protect mine from contamination. Too late? Best wishes claudia hall

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