Farmer Dave Runyon has appeared in several films and articles in which he describes his experience with Monsanto relative to our conversations with him about Roundup Ready Soybeans.
Monsanto had reason to believe that Dave Runyon was illegally saving Roundup Ready soybeans. We approached Mr. Runyon with our concerns and asked him to answer some questions. He stated only that he planted conventional soybeans, and not GM soybeans. He refused to provide us with records to support this claim.
Given his lack of cooperation, and his claim that he did not plant patented soybeans anyway, Monsanto determined that the most appropriate course of action was to list Mr. Runyon as ineligible to purchase our technology.
We would be happy to reconsider allowing Mr. Runyon to use our seed if he works with us to address our concerns.