‘World’s first’ farmer trial over GM crop contamination begins in Australia

from apperspective.net: A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM
contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The
case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops
affect neighboring territories.





The globally monitored legal battle involves local farmer Steve
Marsh (pictured) who sued his neighbor Michael Baxter for negligence over
the alleged contamination of the land that Marsh used for growing
organic oat and wheat crops at Kojonup, 250 km south-east of
Perth, Western Australia.



Lawyers say it is the world’s first trial over GM contamination
and will set a precedent for future cases.