You were partly right about the liability protection though... It allows the GMO seeds to be grown even if it's not found to be safe... Until it is found to be safe.
Funny thing about open air experimentation like this; once they are planted in fields the pandoras box is open regardless of what it contains... And frankly, monsanto owns about 80% of food grown in north America as it is, so that box has already been opened.
Beyond that, I'm not going into a GMO history lesson and the corruption circuitous way that these products were found to be safe in the first place.
The thing that bothers me about GMOs is that unlike hybrids, which are similar and created for better taste, better shape, color, whatever, it is intended to improve the basic item with traits.... GMOs seem to be altered in order to be sprayed with chemicals without dying. So my issue is the chemicals it permits rather than the genetic alteration itself.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
Not only are GMO infringement cases incredibly rare they are never for trace amounts of material.
NPR.org » Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted
Moreover there is a binding injunction against such lawsuits.
Court To Monsanto: You Said You Won't Sue, So You Can't : The Salt : NPR
Some stupid NPR article written by someone who gets money directly or indirectly from Monsanto claiming that they are the good guys in all this doesn't change the fact that pollen blows in the wind and lands where it lands "infecting" areas with their "intellectual property".
The fact is that they have a strong armed approach against small farms... But they also got billions of dollars to spend on all sorts of advertisement to keep their image clean for people who have never seen farm equipment except in pictures.
When I got more time I'll go and dig up a few more cases of this happening, of course it will never be enough because the people that brought you agent orange could never do anything wrong.