Percy Schmeiser

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Percy Schmeiser is a canola farmer in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada. According to his website he served as mayor of Bruno from 1966-1983 and as a member of the legislative assembly in Saskatchewan's provincial legislature from 1967-71.

Sued by Monsanto because that company found its proprietary, genetically modified "Roundup Ready" canola growing in his fields (which he says contaminated his fields with no intention or action on his part), Schmeiser turned to activism. His court battles against Monsanto and his wide travels on the lecture circuit have drawn much public attention to aggressive tactics biotechnology firms use in marketing genetically modified crops.

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