i still can't believe the Supreme Court of Canada sided w/ Monsanto. i'm a land surveyor and every year Monsanto hires us to mark out the legal boundaries of suspected "infringer's" land so they can legally take crop samples of canola plants that have grown over into the road allowance. i'm told the landowner then has three options - pay for a licence, burn the crop, or hand it all over to Monsanto. (ie. pay for a licence)
it very well could be that the individuals are breaking the law and knowingly using patented strains, but Monsanto's track record still makes me unenthusiastic about working for them. they're basically the patent troll of the agricultural industry.