Percy Schmeiser

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Percy Schmeiser in Stuttgart in 2008

Percy Schmeiser (January 5, 1931 – October 13, 2020) was a Canadian businessman, farmer and politician. He was born in Bruno, Saskatchewan. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party.

He became known for independent farmers' rights and the regulation of transgenic crops during his protracted legal battle with multinational agrichemical company Monsanto.

He did plant breeding and grew canola, field peas, mustard and wheat. From 1967 to 1971, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

Schmeiser died on October 13, 2020 from Parkinson's disease-related problems in Saskatchewan at the age of 89.[1]

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  1. "Percy Schmeiser, farmer known for fight against Monsanto, dead at 89 | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 14 October 2020.