GM crop case heads to top court: Farmer appealed order of $173K to Monsanto
The Supreme Court of Canada says it will review the case of Percy
Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer who is challenging one of the world’s
largest biotechnology companies in a dispute over the booming business of
genetically modified crops….
Zakreski [the farmer’s attorney] said he’ll try to convince the Supreme Court to take a narrow view of the scope of patents for life forms, in keeping with the recent decision
in which it refused to grant Harvard University a patent for a genetically
Issues of property rights (is it theft to harvest crops whose genetics may have drifted on to your field?) as well as patent rights. [See Patent Drift And Property Rights]