As Muddy mentioned, in the spirit of discussion (not hostility). I don't see some of the points you've listed the same way you do.
First, allow me to state I have no personal financial stake in GMOs. I don't grow any GMOs. I am considering growing GM sweet corn at some point, but I don't have to. I may choose to grow non-gmo sweet corn.
Aside from my opinion that automobiles are as essential to a high standard of living as purchased seed (both are luxuries from that perspective) it's highly improbable (though not impossible) one car company could sell every last vehicle on the planet, but it's impossible one seed company could sell every last seed on the planet. As you know, seeds occur naturally, so one needs not even purchase seeds to have the ability to grow food. One might argue all seeds could become GMO (again highly unlikely) which because of the risk of spread through natural means could come under control of one company, but recall patents only last for 20 years. The first GMO corn seeds Monsanto produced are no longer patent protected. Likewise w/ the first generation RR soybeans. The technology for these seeds is now "public domain".
I did not find any substantial discrepancy between Monsanto's page and the Wikipedia page. Both agree Schmeiser knowingly planted RR canola (1000 acres). In terms of how Mr. Schmeiser originally obtained the RR canola seed, the Wiki page indicated the court found Mr. Schmeiser's argument it was brought in from wind pollination implausible. The Monsanto page basically says the same. The court found the real crux of the case was not how the original seed was obtained, but that Schmeiser knowingly concentrated the RR seed and planted it intentionally.
As someone who has honored plant patents for fruit trees (by never knowingly propagating a patented variety myself) I think I can offer a comparison. It's one thing for someone to propagate a few patented trees for his/her backyard which could be overlooked, but a commercial grower propagating 100s or 1000s of patent protected trees to avoid paying patent fees is stealing. Likewise w/ someone planting 1000 acres of patent protected canola seed.
I looked at several of the documents in your link and could not find any from EPA scientists (one of the three regulatory agencies for GMO). There were memos from FDA scientists. Of course not all GMOs are safe (i.e. the tomato gmo mentioned in the papers which caused gastric lesions in rats) but the FDA position is that the GMOs currently allowed on the market are safe.
Even if there are some scientists who view all GMOs as unsafe, I look at the scientific consensus on issues like these. The nature of science is that almost never will all scientists agree unless it involves an established scientific law. However, it seems the current scientific consensus is that GMOs are safe.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
World Health Organization
National Academy of Sciences
Royal Society of Medicine
American Council on Science and Health
American Dietetic Association
I don't think that's the case.
Again, I've no ax to grind in this topic, and I think we can both agree there is a lot of rhetoric and emotion involved in topics like these. I also agree with you subjects should be able to be discussed without ranting. As one friend told me, so many people want to make a testosterone test out of each encounter. Not what I'm trying to do.
I'll end my post the same as yours, If I've got any facts wrong in what I posted, I'd be happy to have them corrected. However, I reserve the right to maintain my opinions right or wrong. :slightly_smiling: