Glaser Farms: Ethical Case Study

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Our largest certified organic supplier, Glaser Farms, has been forbidden to resume business activities after state inspectors found genetically modified plants growing amongst their crops. Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, has filed a lawsuit against Glaser Farms for infringing on their seed patent. This has led to a lot of negative publicity not only for Glaser Farms but also for all stores carrying their products. Many of La Costa Supermarket’s customers are enraged because we have inadvertently violated our own mission. As soon as we were informed of this matter, we cleared all our shelves and stock of Glaser Farms products, fruits, and vegetables and for this reason we now have 35% less …show more content…
Glaser Farms’ owner, Stan Glaser, assured the media that he has never bought or planted a genetically modified seed in his life. In a recent interview with the Miami New Times he said, “At Glaser Farms, we preach ecological and agricultural awareness. We would never want to associate ourselves with the resources or practices of a huge unethical corporation like Monsanto. Not to mention, we know that inspectors can pass by whenever they please so why would we ever want to jeopardize our …show more content…
Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical corporation, has claimed that Glaser Farms has infringed on their seed patent. Glaser Farms asserts that their farm was contaminated by a nearby Monsanto subsidiary through cross-pollination and Mr. Glaser, the owner of the farm, has spoken with the media several times about this incident. He has claimed that Monsanto’s allegations are false and that they would never want to do business with an unethical corporation such as Monsanto. Our company would rather wait until a court verdict is given before drawing any conclusions about the

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