A group of Australian farmers are once again proving that they don't give a toss about anything except their own bottom line, as they plough ahead with GMO cropping regardless.
Farm Online's Stock and Land section reported last Thursday:
Monsanto has outlined the procedure for the sale of Roundup Ready canola hay after widespread confusion within the industry surrounding the protocols of cutting GM hay.
Roundup Ready crops have not been immune to the big dry that has hit the cropping belt in southern Australia and some farmers with Roundup Ready canola have decided there is a better return to be had by cutting the crops for hay.
Monsanto corporate affairs manager Mark Buckingham said growers who cut their GM crops for hay were required under their technology users agreement (TUA) to notify Monsanto if they planned to cut the crop.
Then, if they plan to sell the hay, and not feed it to their own livestock, they have to provide details of the buyer to Monsanto.
The buyer, obviously, must also be notified that the hay is from a GM crop.
What is not being said is that the poor buyer is going to have to expend dollars on a suitable herbicide to eliminate any GMO seed which germinates from the use of this hay and of course will have some difficulty in identifying GMO seedlings from millions of other seedlings in the paddock.
Otherwise Monsanto and Co. will be coming after the buyer for copyright or contract infringements.
Just before I finish - a big hello to Monsanto's blog monitor busily beavering away out there in hyperspace.