This guy wanted the Monsanto product and decided he would find a clever way to get around paying for it. He got caught. And now he has to pay.
Then you should have read the article. He contracted on the seeds he got from Monsanto. At some later date, he couldn’t afford the expensive Monsanto seed so bought cheaper seeds from somewhere else that was a mixture of various soy seeds. Turned out some of those seeds were Monsanto seeds which he separated out of the mix and grew those. It’s the same as growers have done since the beginning of time. Even home gardeners save the seeds from the most hardy and better producing plants and sows those higher quality seeds the next season. The more you cull through and save the seeds from the better plants, the more improved your harvest will become over several seasons. Same with race horses. Same with show dogs. Same with ranchers who don’t let the unregistered bull from down the road wander willy nilly through their registered hefers.
Saving seed for the following season is "finding a clever way to get around paying for it"?
What world do you come from?