Our reason for joining with others in the PubPat lawsuit against Monsanto is that we are not able to grow corn from our own seed without being afraid that we could be sued by Monsanto.
There are GMO RoundUp Ready corn fields in close enough proximity to cross pollinate any corn crops we might raise. Therefore we do not grow any corn. This hinders our efforts to be providing our CSA members with a wide variety of crops (corn is a popular summer item in the share box) and also affects our being able to reach the biodynamic ideal of a fully self-sustaining organism. We bear increased costs in our farm budget due to needing to purchase feeds for those animals that would benefit from eating corn.
Verna Kragnes, Rick Hall, & Loyal Hunter Philadelphia Community Farm