That seems weird, aren't alot of their products "programmed" to be infertile? So if farmers want to use their products again they really have to buy them?
And sorry for bringing this thread off track.
it's complicated as Monsanto's methods have changed over the years. Originally the "infertility" was just strengthening of the seed coating. The seeds would be incapable of spiting if they germinated and no plant could grow. The seeds sold to farmers were just normal seeds that had been mechanically degraded so that they were once again capable of splitting.
When these GMO crops started appearing in the fields of farmers that did not pay for the seeds it made them look like they had collected up the previous years crops and then mechanically altered the seeds themselves (which was actually happening in some cases)
But these are living organisms we are talking about! They have mutations, the seeds from several years earlier may have degraded naturally from the weather or any number of other causes.
But if you are the judge who would you believe? The uneducated farmer or the Genetic Engineer who is telling you that is impossible.
But yeah Monsanto is pretty bad. Even now many employers in that field will not give you work if they heard that you worked for them or so I have been told