Percy Schmeiser, Non GMO Farmer returns to Sonoma

Percy Schmeiser and his wife

Schmeiser pleased with victory over Monsanto

After a long and intense 10 year legal battle, in an out of court settlement finalized on March 19, 2008, Percy Schmeiser has settled his lawsuit with Monsanto. Monsanto has agreed to pay all the clean-up costs of the Roundup Ready canola that contaminated Schmeiser’s fields. The issue revolves around unwanted Roundup Ready canola plants that arrived on Schmeiser’s fields. Monsanto refused to reimburse or compensate Schmeiser for this contamination unless he signed an agreement to not speak publically on the matter and that he would never sue Monsanto for contamination. A significant part of the agreement is that there was no gag-order imposed on the settlement and that Monsanto could be sued again if further contamination occurred. Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted Roundup Ready canola or any other unwanted GMO plants. “In an indirect way, Monsanto has acknowledged liability for the contamination of a field by the unwanted appearance of its genetically altered product,” stated Schmeiser in reaction to the settlement.”

Sheana Davis, The EPicurean Connection has hosted Percy Schmeiser 4 times over 9 years in Sonoma and the bay area, including Berkeley, San Francisco, Manchester, Ukiah and Santa Rosa. It is with great pleasure to host Percy and his wife Louise to Sonoma and celebrate the success of his legal challenges against Monsanto.

An evening with Canadian Non GMO Farmer Percy Schmeiser
Hosted by Sheana Davis The Epicurean Connection
May 2, 2008
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa St.
Sonoma, Ca. 95476
6:30 doors open
7:00-8:30 Conversation
$15.00 per person
No host organic bar, hosted by Marin Organic
For additional information, please call Sheana at 707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com


For additional information please contact Sheana Davis, 707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com.

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