Imagine you were a farmer. Then, one fine day in the country, some seeds or pollen blow in on the wind or fall in some bird poop and the genetic material from these seeds or pollen gets into your crops.
How would you like to get nailed with a big fat patent infringement lawsuit from Monsanto because of this?
A group of farmers, concerned that this is an imminent threat, have filed suit against Monsanto to "challenge the chemical giant's patents on genetically modified seed".
The results of this lawsuit will no doubt have implications for the CETA "free trade" negotiations with Europe.