Yesterday, about 80 American and Canadian plaintiffs lost a fight against Monsanto. According to Bloomberg, these organic farmers and seed sellers wanted “to take pre-emptive action to ensure they wouldn’t be sued in the event their corn, soybeans and other crops were contaminated by Monsanto seeds.” Even though Monsanto has made promises NOT to sue farmers, its history speaks otherwise. It’s “filed more than 140 lawsuits against farmers for planting the company’s seeds without paying royalties and settled 700 other cases without suing.”
Essentially, the group filing the lawsuit wanted to seek protection from the court in case of accidental contact with Monsanto’s products, but the the Supreme Court still ruled in favor of Monsanto. It pointed to Monsanto’s promises not to sue.