The seed growers' suit against Monsanto hits a wall
Feb 28, 2012 1:01 pm
After giving oral statements in Federal District Court, farmers in the The Organic Seed Growers Trade Association (OSGATA) et al. v. Monsanto case, waited anxiously for almost a month to find out whether the case would move forward. This week reps for biotech giant Monsanto breathed a sigh of relief when Judge Naomi Buchwald ruled that it would not.
If you happened to be walking around Lower Manhattan this morning, you might have noticed the anti-Monsanto chants echoing from Foley Square. In a protesting trifecta, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Big Food, and Food Democracy Now joined forces to support family farmers as the first phase of their federal court case against food industry giant Monsanto.
Saturday’s chilly, but sunny, weather proved much more conducive to the Occupy Big Food protest. The last was postponed due to crappy weather. A group of about 50 gathered at the big red cube opposite Zuccotti Park carrying signs with messages like “Lettuce beet the system.”