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Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto Over Soybean Farmer

The justices Monday ruled that Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman infringed Monsanto’s patent for genetically modified soybeans when he bought some of those seeds from a local grain elevator and used them for a second, late-season crop.

Posted on May 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Soybean Farmer Takes Monsanto to Supreme Court

A single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer in rural southwestern Indiana is taking on the multibillion dollar agricultural giant over the issue of who controls the rights to seeds planted in the ground.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Monsanto Dominance Prompts Antitrust Inquiry

Some 93 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn: Those numbers reflect how much of each crop is grown with seeds genetically altered under the patents of agro-giant Monsanto. An antitrust investigation is at hand, as questions about a monopoly status seem not too far off.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009 READ MORE


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