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Update: Steve Marsh’s trial is scheduled to start on the 10th of February 2014 at the Western Australian Supreme Court. We ned to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the court case. Please make a donation now!
You might not have heard of Steve Marsh yet but this man could lose everything to protect your right to eat GM-free food. Steve is an organic farmer from a farming community South of Perth in Kojonup, Western Australia. In 2010, the state government of Western Australia lifted the ban on GM canola, allowing for the commercial cultivation of this GM crop for the first time. As a result many farmers, including Marsh’s next door neighbour, began growing GM canola. Subsequently, Steve found GM canola plants spread over much of his farm, containing seed. 70% of Steve’s farm was contaminated and he lost his organic certification...
See http://stevemarshbenefitfund.com.au where you can find out more details and also watch the video explaining the Steve Marsh case.
Steve Marsh is represented by the law firm Slater & Gordon.
Beatrice Ludwig is the Principal Solicitor at Ludwig Lawyers.