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Percy Schmeiser has worn many hats in his lifetime: farmer, farm
 

Summary: Percy Schmeiser has worn many
hats in his lifetime: farmer, farm
equipment dealer; Mayor of Bruno,
Saskatchewan; and MLA. One
vocation he did not foresee was that
of tireless crusader for the rights of
independent farmers in the fight
against genetically-modified crops.
In 1998, Schmeiser was taken to
court by Monsanto, an American
biotechnologycompany,forallegedly
using its patented, genetically-
modified seeds illegally. Schmeiser
countered that the seed had blown
into his crops, contaminating his own
breed of canola that he had spent
years cultivating. What ensued was
a long court battle that ended with
the Supreme Court of Canada ruling
in favour of Monsanto. However, the

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics