Monsanto: Steve Marsh has lost the case to stop GMOs in Australia

Steve March lost the lawsuit he filed to defend his business and to stop the advance of GMOs and Monsanto in Australia. We told you the story of this Australian farmer because his farm lost its organic certification due to GMO contamination.

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Steve Marsh lost the case attempted to defend its business and to stop the advance of the GM and Monsanto in Australia. We told you the story of this Australian farmer whose organic farm, because of the GMO contamination, had lost the organic certification, and despite the difficulties it had tried to challenge the excessive power of the multinational, becoming a world symbol.

In a short time man had found himself facing a serious problem of contamination of his cultivated fields due to a constant spread of plants of rapeseed gmo on the land of his farm. To resolve the situation, the farmer could not go directly to Monsanto, but he tried - for the first time in the world - to sue directly the neighboring farmer, a GM rapeseed grower, whose actions would have led to contamination. Monsanto is free from any liability with regard to GMO contamination and is therefore unassailable.

rapeseed gmo has ruined organic rye and oat crops on the Kojnoup estate, 360km south-east of Perth. Marsh filed one $ 85 lawsuit towards Michael baxter. In addition to financial compensation, Marsh had requested the Supreme Court for forever prevent the neighbor from cultivating GMOs.

But Judge Kenneth Martin took the side of the GMO farmer in announcing his sentence. According to the judge, Marsh is not entitled to any compensation, as the contamination did not cause harm or injury to your person, animals or landed property.

Actually, Marsh has lost 70% of its farm due to GMO contamination. So why hasn't justice been done? The reason is very simple. During an 11-day hearing dating back to last February, the judge pointed out that Monsanto's GM rapeseed is completely harmless for animals, people and land.

According to the judge, GM rapeseed "only" poses risks of transfer of genetic material and contamination and Marsh has not presented any evidence in this regard. Baxter, for his part, could not have any blame for what happened, since he had implemented gods safe and permitted collection methods, that is considered suitable to avoid contamination.

And yet the contaminations took place anyway, giving proof that organic farming and GMOs cannot coexist, since too high risks are associated with genetically modified crops. According to some, the case should not have been resolved between the two farmers, but should have led to a government intervention from above. Now, most likely, with the support of the national Concerned Farmers network, Marsh will appeal to the Supreme Court for justice.

Marta Albè

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