Letters: Monsanto sues

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Sir: I am touched by Monsanto's bigheartedness (letter, 15 April) in carrying out their "duty" to ensure that everyone who receives the Genetix Snowball handbook receives a copy of any relevant court order. How kind - we can have delivered to us, in our own homes, our very own injunction telling us that we may be sent to prison for up to two years for even setting foot on Monsanto's property.

And yet there is part of me which suspects that Monsanto's motives are not entirely altruistic. Monsanto has a long history of using strongarm legal tactics, and Genetix Snowball is simply the latest target.

The truth is that Monsanto is running scared from the massive opposition in Europe to their genetically modified products. They expected us to roll over, as the Americans did, and we refused to do so.

By the way, I've got a Genetix Snowball handbook, and very interesting it is too.

ANDREA NEEDHAM

London E2

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