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Biopharm experiments coming to Colorado

Imagine you have been a farmer on the Great Plains, growing canola seed for some 40-odd years, and, all of a sudden, Monsanto Corp. lays a lawsuit on you claiming you were growing their patented GMO seeds. Their seeds were blown into a gully near your farm. Your fellow farmers receive letters threatening them with the same kind of lawsuits.

If they don’t pay $100,000 on up, and agree to allow Monsanto police on their farms and consent, in a written signed contract, to never sue Monsanto for any reason whatsoever. Consider this reign of terror conducted by Monsanto, an American corporation.

You contest Monsanto’s claim and go broke defending yourself. The case goes before the Canadian Supreme Court, which overturns previous rulings declaring that, in Canada, you cannot patent higher life forms, e.g., a seed or a plant, etc. This shocking story was told by Percy Schmeiser at the televised Bioneers Conference, 2003, in Telluride, Oct. 17-19 (consult Telluride Public Library for video).

Mr. Schmeiser has words of warning for the world, for the U.S. and for Colorado:

There is no such thing as containment of GMO seed.

Pharmaceutical crops that are GMOs will be grown in Colorado next year by a French company, Meristem Therapeutics, in Philipps County, near Sterling, Colo. Write or call your Colorado legislator:

– Rep. Gregg Rippy (R)

0213 Creekside Court

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601



– Rep. Ray Rose (R)

1224 Leeds Avenue

Montrose, CO 81401


– Sen. Jim Isgar (D)

11190 County Rd. 141

Hesperus, CO 81326



– Rep. Diane Hoppe (R)

Philipps County


Chair, Agriculture Committee

For more info, contact Uncompahgre Valley Association, Box 472, Montrose, CO, 970-249-1978. Check for contacting Colorado legislators.

Lou Mortensen

Glenwood Springs

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