Monsanto's Legal Risk Sprouts As Asia Shuns Modified Wheat

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Monsanto Co. should expect a wave of litigation from wheat farmers after an unapproved strain of its genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon, a revelation that put the European Union on alert and prompted Japan to suspend some U.S. wheat imports, attorneys say.

Lawyers representing U.S. farmers said they are preparing to file lawsuits against Missouri-based Monsanto, which field tested the wheat — modified to resist its herbicide Roundup — in 16 states, including Oregon, between 1998 and 2005. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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