|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 25, 2013||207-429-9765|
|Wood Prairie Farm|
Maine Seed Potato
Farmer Keynotes Oregon Environmental Law Conference
Bridgewater, Maine - February,
25, 2013 - OSGATA President Jim Gerritsen will deliver a
keynote address on the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto
lawsuit before a plenary session of the 31st Annual
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
(PIELC), at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene,
OR, on March 1.
"OSGATA et al v. Monsanto
represents a historic opportunity to establish significant legal
protections for family farmers. We are convinced that our lawsuit
against Monsanto is necessary to once and for all establish legal
clarity that organic and non-GE farmers do have a right to farm as they
choose on their own farms without being subject to threats, trespass
and intimidation. When these rights of family farmers are protected,
then the people win because they are assured of their right to choice
in the marketplace for a future of something besides genetically
engineered food," said Gerritsen.
A high resolution photo of farmer Jim Gerritsen is available here.
About Maine's Wood Prairie Farm (www.woodprairie.com; 800-829-9765)
Wood Prairie Farm is located in Aroostook County, Northern Maine's historic center of potato farming. For over 37 years, Jim & Megan Gerritsen and their family have been farming organically and grow the finest potatoes, seed, grain and vegetables. Wood Prairie Farm's organic seed potatoes, kitchen potatoes, vegetable and cover crop seeds and other products are available direct to the customer by mail order from the farm's website and catalog.
Wood Prairie Farm is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodprairiefarm.
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This Press Release is loaded on the Wood Prairie Farm website: http://www.woodprairie.com/pressrelease_022513Complete background information about OSGATA et al v. Monsanto is available at www.woodprairiefarm.com
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