Steve Marsh is fighting back

Just a short post to let you know I tripped across this awesome news this morning. πŸ˜€ Steve Marsh, the farmer in Western Australia whose farm was contaminated by his neighbour planting GMO canola is appealing the decision in favour of his neighbour (he sued him for causing him to lose his certified organic status of his farm – see hereΒ and here for previous posts).

I’ve not seen much more than a brief note on this but there is a funding request. Click here if you can help Steve to fight this unfair decision.


Best of luck Steve. Here’s hoping the appeal finds in your favour.


7 thoughts on “Steve Marsh is fighting back

  1. Absolutely ! People shouldn’t just sit down and take it !

  2. narf77 says:

    Our rights to eat uncontaminated food are at stake here and we all need to get behind Steve whether we can fund his cause or not. The more of us that are up in arms about what just happened the bigger the message will go to Canberra and whether Mr Abbot has his fingers in his ears or not and is yelling “I can’t hear you…” his spin doctors most certainly aren’t! πŸ˜‰

    • I figure that if it was a case of their holsteins broke down the fence and impregnated my jersey’s, compensation would be forthcoming and expected. At the end of the day this is still exactly what has happened. The neighbours GMO canola breached the boundary fence and infected his farm with their contamination. Yes, the GMO and certified organic parts of this equation are important but at the end of the day, the basics are cross contamination on behalf of a negligent neighbour. End of story, the findings should have been in Steve’s favour.

      • narf77 says:

        Problem being that Monsanto have more money and power than most of us can even begin to imagine and when you have ” assets” like that, it’s AMAZING how things start to turn out in your favour most of the time πŸ˜‰

  3. Linne says:

    Thanks for the update, Jess; I keep a small fund for things like this, so I’ve sent a bit to help out. ~ Linne

    • Thanks Linne! πŸ™‚ This might be an Aussie farmer and an Australian case but it will set the precedent globally.

      • Linne says:

        I agree; when it comes to issues like this, it’s one world and we are all affected, right? I hate the thought that GMOs are out there already and that we can’t eradicate them. At least, I can’t think of any way to do so. Very scary, at least to me. ~ L

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