Suing Monsanto: Intellectual Property, Genetic Contamination, and Farmers' Rights
Join us Wednesday, October 26, for a conversation with Dan Ravicher on intellectual property and patent law as they apply to genetic modification. Dan Ravicher is president and executive director of the Public Patent Foundation, which has filed a suit against Monsanto on behalf of organic seed growers, farmers and farmer organizations. In light of Monsanto’s history of suing growers whose crops have been contaminated with genetically modified seed, the groups are suing preemptively to protect themselves from accusations of patent infringement.
Locally sourced refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Yale Sustainable Food Project at yale.edu/sustainablefood or 203.432.2084.
The event is co-sponsored by the Community and Economic Development Clinic, the Connecticut Northeast Organic Farm Association, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Environmental Law Association, and the Yale Sustainable Food Project.