Organic Farmers Take on Monsanto Over Patent Lawsuits

Bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf in St. Louis. The company had big profits in 2011 based on its seed business. Farmers have sued Monsanto to stop the company from coming after them for patent infringement when its Roundup-Ready genes get into their organic crops. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

After years of taking farmers to court to assert their patent rights, agri-giantMonsanto Co.is being sued by farmers. Lots of farmers.

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