[NAFEX] GM plants, corn , court cases

Teghtmeyer, Suzanne R srt175f at smsu.edu
Fri Feb 13 14:30:56 EST 2004


1) http://reports.fja.gc.ca/fc/2003/pub/v2/2003fc31227.html
This will link you to the Canadian Court of Appeals ruling made against
Percy Schmeiser forcing him to pay up to Monsanto.


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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Peter Knop
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Subject: [NAFEX] GM plants, corn , court cases

1.)  Can anyone give me the citation for a court case where Monsanto (or
others) won on the "ownership" issue of drifted pollen?

2)  Of course all corns we eat today are genetically modified if one
wants
to be technical about it - hybridising modifies the genetics.  Inserting
by
mechanical or chemical means new genes is what I guess I would define GM
plants to be - does someone else have a better definition I could use?
      I was growing supersweets 20 years ago as well as the old standbys
-
results of hybridisation, but not GM or at least it was not called that
at
the time......  And a REAL bummer was that if one was not very careful
with
the supersweets they turned out not very sweet if pollen from anther
variety
nailed them before their own.....or so we were told and so it seemed
(taste
is a funny thing, like the placebo effect, one's mind can make strange
things happen :-))   Never heard of any court cases on ruining the
neighbors
crop though.....


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