Jim Gerritsen is an organic farmer and the President of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA). The OSGATA created a stir in food and farming communities when, with legal backing from the Public Patent Foundation, it filed a lawsuit in March against the chemical and biotechnology giant Monsanto. OSGATA has since been joined in the lawsuit by 82 other seed businesses, trade organizations and family farmers, which together represent more than 300,000 people. Jim’s message and commitment to removing genetically engineered food from our planet has resulted in this precedent-setting case against the biotech giant, Monsanto. This lawsuit challenges the validity of the patent on GMO seeds issued to Monsanto and other biotech companies.