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Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers’ efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a previous ruling that found organic growers had no reason to try to block Monsanto from suing them as the company had pledged it would not take them to court if biotech crops accidentally mix in with organics.
Read the full story here: Monsanto Wins Lawsuit Filed By U.S. Organic Farmers Worried About Seed Contamination
- “GM wheat found in Oregon creates media maelstrom,” Genetic Literacy Project
For a summary of the initial reactions to the initial discover of the GM wheat, check out this post from the editors.
- “Monsanto Sued on Behalf of Farmers Over Modified Wheat,” Bloomberg
- “Trial Lawyers Seize GMO (Genetically Modified Opportunity),” Center for Consumer Freedom
Argues that the legal frenzy around GM wheat is unwarranted until the actual results of the investigation into the source and nature of the wheat is complete.