From MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association):
Maine Watch To Focus On Organic Seed Growers’ Suit Against Monsanto
This Thursday, March 8th, Jim Gerritsen from Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, will appear on the Maine Public Broadcasting show Maine Watch With Jennifer Rooks to discuss the recent, disappointing ruling of Judge Naomi Buchwald in the Federal District Court of Manhattan. Buchwald dismissed the case, calling it a “transparent effort to create a controversy where none exists.” Gerritsen, who serves as president of the lead plaintiff in the suit — Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association — expressed dismay and frustration with the event. “We reject as naive and undefendable the judge’s assertion that Monsanto’s vague public relations ‘commitment’ should be ‘a source of comfort’ to plaintiffs. The truth is we are under threat and we do not believe Monsanto. The truth is that American farmers and the American people do not believe Monsanto. Family farmers deserve our day in court and this flawed ruling will not deter us from continuing to seek justice.”
The Maine Watch interview airs on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. with rebroadcasts on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m. An audio version of the program also will air on MPBN Radio at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
For more information: www.mpbn.net