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March 1998: Monsanto-Hired Investigator Visits Percy Schmeiser at His Farm

Mike Robinson, owner of a private investigation company that works for Monsanto, visits Percy Schmeiser at his farm. Schmeiser learns that Monsanto is investigating him and that an investigator working for Robinson took plant samples from his fields in 1997 (see August 18, 1997). Robinson says Monsanto suspects Schmeiser is illegally growing its patent-protected Roundup Ready Canola. Schmeiser accuses Robinson’s company of trespassing. (Lyons 6/14/2000; Federal Court of Canada 6/22/2000, pp. 21 pdf file; Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Percy Schmeiser 3/29/2001, pp. 21 pdf file)


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