In an out of court settlement finalized on March 19, 2008, Percy Schmeiser has settled his lawsuit with Monsanto. Monsanto has agreed to pay all the clean-up costs of the Roundup Ready canola that contaminated Schmeiser's fields. Also part of the agreement was that there was no gag-order on the settlement and that Monsanto could be sued again if further contamination occurred. Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted Roundup Ready canola or any other unwanted GMO plants.
The giant company had sought to walk all over Percy Schmeiser and others who don't want anything to do with Monsanto's wicked genetically modified (GM)/toxic-chemical farming system. They want to be able to save and plant their own uncontaminated seed without having to pay Monsanto. Seed is the gift from God, not Monsanto.