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Teen Driving / Monsanto Lawsuit
March 8, 2012  
Teen driver adjusts rearview mirror

Maine's Secretary of State, Charlie Summers, is working to reform Maine's drivers education curriculum and teen driving laws in an attempt to cut down on serious accidents among teens. And, meet an organic farmer from Aroostook County who is leading a court battle against Monsanto over potential contamination by genetically-modified seeds.

Sarah Beth Campisi, a Thornton Academy sophomore, also appears on the program to discuss teen driving. She was a member of a teen driving task force assembled by Secretary of State Summers.

Jim Gerritsen is farmer who brought the lawsuit against Monsanto. Gerritsen is a potato farmer in Aroostook County. He is also head of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGTA), which is involved in the lawsuit over potential contamination created by genetically-modified seeds. A federal court judge last week threw out the suit, but OSGTA said it will appeal.



Maine Secretary of State's Teen Driving Survey


Bridgewater Farm website


Organic Seed Growers and Traders Association website


Monsano's comment about the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by OSGTA


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