Gary Rinehart clearly remembers the summer day in 2002 when the stranger walked in and issued his threat.
Everyone knows Rinehart, who was born and raised in the area and runs one of Eagleville’s few surviving businesses.
The stranger came up to the counter and asked for him by name.“Well, that’s me,” said Rinehart.
As Rinehart would recall, the man began verbally attacking him, saying he had proof that Rinehart had planted Monsanto’s genetically modified (G. Better come clean and settle with Monsanto, Rinehart says the man told him—or face the consequences. He owned a small—a small—country store in a town of 350 people. You will pay.”Scenes like this are playing out in many parts of rural America these days as Monsanto goes after farmers, farmers’ co-ops, seed dealers—anyone it suspects may have infringed its patents of genetically modified seeds.
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