Food Sleuth Radio, Percy Schmeiser Interview

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Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Food Sleuth Radio, Percy Schmeiser Interview

Did you know that Canadian canola farmer, Percy Schmeiser, was sued by Monsanto when his farm was contaminated with Monsanto s GMO canola seed? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Schmeiser, who describes the intimidation his family suffered, and the lengthy legal battle he fought with Monsanto. Schmeiser describes how and why farmers were sold on GMO seeds (with promises for greater yields, less herbicide use and greater control of weeds). Decades later, farmers have seen greater use of herbicides, higher seed costs, loss of seed choice, and loss of freedom to save seeds. Farmers in the U.S. and Canada have no legal recourse if their land is contaminated with genetically engineered seed. In Schmeiser s case, his decades-long research on canola seed development is now owned by Monsanto.

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