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Monsanto responds to claims in modified-seed lawsuit

Monsanto calls the lawsuit against it by organic groups and growers a “publicity stunt,” adding that many of the allegations are “false, misleading and deceptive.”

From Hay & Forage Grower:

Monsanto calls the lawsuit against it by organic groups and growers a “publicity stunt,” adding that many of the allegations are “false, misleading and deceptive.”

The lawsuit, filed March 29 in New York federal court, asks that Monsanto be prevented from suing organic farmers for patent infringement if its transgenic seed should land on their property. It alleges that Monsanto holds many transgenic seed patents, that those patents are invalid, and that the company has “aggressively asserted” those patents against “literally hundreds of farmers, including those farmers who became contaminated by Monsanto’s transgenic seed through no fault of their own.”

“Here are the facts,” states a Monsanto blog called Beyond the Rows. “Monsanto has not ever sued and has publically committed to not sue farmers over the inadvertent presence of biotechnology traits in their fields.”

For more, see the following two articles: Monsanto Responds To Organics’ Lawsuit

Organic Groups, Growers Sue Monsanto Over Transgenic Seed Patents

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