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Indiana Farmer Takes On Monsanto at Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments over a patent dispute between Monsanto and an Indiana farmer. The case began in 1999 when Vernon Bowman, a 75-year-old soybean farmer, planted unmarked animal feed grains on his land; when they matured, the plants contained Roundup Ready, “the popular herbicide-resistant genetic trait . . . that Monsanto […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 15th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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Class Action Against Monsanto Dismissed

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A federal court judge has dismissed a class action suit that sought to have agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto’s patents for genetically modified seeds cancelled. As the named plaintiffs, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association claimed that they feared lawsuits from Monsanto if the member farmers planted crops for which Monsanto holds patents, such as […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 1st, 2012 at 11:19 am