Post by lilolpeapicker on Feb 1, 2020 10:02:01 GMT -5
Makes me mad. I believe that growers should be able to sue for drift as it is an invasion of their property by another, trespassing to the nth degree, in this case losing their is crop. But the company keeps right on despite the outcome .
Have a great gardening day! hoe, hoe, hoe Pea Upstate NY, zone 5
lilolpeapicker, we do have the right to sue for damages, but the cards are stacked against us when suing such a large corporation. Finding the individual applicator who caused damage is difficult, because the drift can travel so far.
I am hoping that the evidence of the company's knowledge that this was a risky product that this opens up a path for a class action suit and that the EPA will deny approval once the temporary approval through the end of this year expires.
The pessimist in me thinks nothing will change until a few years from now when the problem weeds develop resistance to this product too.
Post by lilolpeapicker on Feb 1, 2020 12:40:47 GMT -5
May be oliverman,tom 🕊,lilolpeapicker, Something has to give somewhere. I do wish and hope the contaminated waters will begin to wake up the public and officials despite Trump trying to deregulate waters for safe drinking.
It makes no sense that farmers have a slim chance when suing Monsanto for chemical drift. It's even more ridiculous that Monsanto can sue farmers for drift of pollen or seed to farmers field. I think they refer to it as patent infringement, even though the farmer has no control over it. Crazy world.