In this paper will introduce the world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) also known as “transgenic”. Unlike other countries, (Japan, Australia, England, etc.) The United States isn’t required for companies to label products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). This passage will discuss the impact it has brought on farming and on the community. Many believe that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) cause harm and should not be something that Scientist should be tempering with. Some of these problems have even made it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court have all gone in favor of Monsanto. Just like the Court Case of Schmeiser.
Keywords: Genetically Modified Organisms, roundup, Monsanto
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He would noticed some of the plants he sprayed would survive. So he conducted a test on his field and 60 percent of them survived especially along the roadside where his neighbors drove with their GM seeds. Later on his canola was tested by a private firm. The farms are identified by Monsanto. The firm got an anonymous tip from someone claiming that Schmeiser was growing Roundup Ready without a license. In 1999, Schmeiser was told to buy new seeds, since the lawsuit had started. The Federal court stated that Schmeiser did not deny the presence of GM canola on his field but he claims he did not plant the seeds. Schmeiser also claimed that he had suffered substantial damage and loss because of the GM canola, because his seed got contaminated. He also argued that to have infringed on the patent he had to spray his fields with Roundup and he claimed that he never did. Schimeiser’s defense team argued that by releasing the gene into the environment in an uncontrolled manner, Monsanto had lost the right to an exclusive patent. The Aftermath, the Federal Court Case wrote that since Schimeiser’s argument that Monsanto cannot control his products defies all the evidence. The judge stated that Schmeiser himself admitted to have kept seeds that had been shown to be Round-Up Resistant for replanting. The judge agreed that the wind, birds, and bees alone would not account for the high concentration of GM crop found on the field, therefore, the patent had been infringed upon. He dismissed Schimeiser’s claim that in order for Monsanto’s patent to be infringed, it would have required his fields to be sprayed with Round-up. Schmeiser took the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court ruling was in favor of Monsanto, but several of the judges were partially in favor of Schmeiser. Schimeiser’s team had argued that the patent was over the