David versus Monsanto is a definitive look at the David and Goliath battle, as one farmer stands up and fights a giant multinational corporation, and their right to claim ownership to a living organism.
Imagine if a storm blows across your land and now your crop fields are littered with genetically manipulated seeds. A large multinational corporation pays you a visit, demanding that you hand over your crops, and then has the audacity to sue you for $200,000 for illegal use of patented, GM seeds.
Monsanto’s history has long been trying to establish control over the seeds of the plants that produce food for the world. They have patented some genetically altered food crops, which can only be grown with proper license, and the seeds for which must be purchased each year.
The Multinational corporation has successfully sued hundreds of farmers for patent infringement when unlicensed GE crops were found growing in their fields. As a result, many farmers have lost their farms to these corporations.