Big problems ahead for farmers (and you) all over the world.
“GROWER’S EXCLUSIVE LIMITED REMEDY: THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE GROWER AND THE LIMIT OF THE LIABILITY OF MONSANTO OR ANY SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES, INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF SEED (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL BE THE PRICE PAID BY THE GROWER FOR THE QUANTITY OF THE SEED INVOLVED OR, AT THE ELECTION OF MONSANTO OR THE SEED SELLER, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE SEED. IN NO EVENT SHALL MONSANTO OR ANY SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.”
Monsanto’s Technology Stewardship Agreement shifts responsibility to growers for any and all losses, injury or damages resulting from the use of Monsanto seeds. There is no expiration date on the contract. The grower may terminate the contract, but: “Grower’s responsibilities and the other terms herein shall survive”¦”
The problems arise immediately as cross-contamination of neighboring farms and fields occurs (which happens all the time now). But according to Monsanto, “it is the farmers responsibility and liability”. If a farmer EVER elects to sell his farm, the responsibility remains perpetual…
The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement has another clause that farmers will find disturbing: it appears that the growers agree that in order to sell their farm, the new purchaser must also sign a Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement. According to a top real estate broker, the contract places a covenant, condition or restriction (CCR) on the farmer’s land:
“GROWER AGREES: To accept and continue the obligations of this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement on any new land purchased or leased by Grower that has Seed planted on it by a previous owner or possessor of the land; and to notify in writing purchasers or lessees of land owned by Grower that has Seed planted on it that the Monsanto Technology is subject to this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement and they must have or obtain their own Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement.”
This isn’t a “land grab”, but it is certainly a forced cooperation to use “Monsanto Technology” into perpetuity for any new farmers buying land. It definitely means that Monsanto will now have exclusive rights over any crops produced.
I’m pretty sure that this also means that a cross-contaminated field crop would ultimately be challenged in court as now “belonging to Monsanto” since it is the byproduct of their patented seeds.
Essentially, Monsanto will now control all future harvests, growers rights, and even the sale of farms if they have EVER ONCE used a Monsanto seed or signed one of these contracts. Cross-contaminated farms will also wind up in court attempting to sue the original farmer (this has already happened).
What do suppose this therefore means to the world’s food supply that rely upon crops grown (or animals fed) by private farmers who either agreed to use Monsanto seeds or wound up being cross-contaminated? Who owns and controls these crops?
The predatory practices by Monsanto are well-known, having forced virtually millions of farmers throughout the world to buy their seeds. Those that don’t have been driven into bankruptcy and suicide (India has tens of thousands of farmers commit suicide in the last few years).
It’s dead obvious that Monsanto is going after the world food supply.