Breaking news from The Onion: Monsanto’s latest GMO crop strain yields record amount of litigation

| April 2, 2015
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Agricultural biotech giant Monsanto unveiled its latest strain of genetically modified corn Wednesday, claiming that the new, hardier seed yields 400 percent more litigation against small independent farms than the company’s previous GMO products.

“We are excited to introduce our newest variety of corn, which is capable of producing up to 1,000 patent infringement cases per growing season,” said a Monsanto spokesman, explaining that this proprietary strain of the large cereal grain had been carefully engineered to withstand even the harshest countersuits.

“Our new variety can cross-pollinate with nearby farmers’ crops three times faster, generating new targets for legal action much more efficiently than before. In fact, just one acre of our new corn is able to bankrupt as many family farmers as 10 acres of our previous formula. It’s a huge leap forward for our company.”

Read full, original article: Monsanto Develops Hardier Strain Of Corn That Yields 4 Times Normal Litigation

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