Vandana Shiva on Bowman v. Monsanto: This Case Is About Every Farmer, Person and Seed in the World
Mar 8, 2013 | democracynow
Watch the entire interview with Vandana Shiva on Democracy Now! at http://bit.ly/Z5y8Zh.
Indian scientist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva addresses the
recent U.S. Supreme Court case pitting an Indiana farmer against
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company. The soybean farmer bought
and planted a mix of unmarked grain typically used for animal feed, and
the plants that grew contained the popular herbicide-resistant genetic
trait known as Roundup Ready, which Monsanto guards closely with
patents. Monsanto accused Bowman of using their technology without
paying for it. Shiva has long been critical of Monsanto and the movement
to genetically engineer and patent seeds. She points to how these
changes have impacted India's farming community.