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Monsanto's Patent On Genetically Modified Seeds Challenged

First Posted: 03/30/11 08:30 PM ET Updated: 05/30/11 06:12 AM ET


Biotech giant Monsanto has been sitting pretty on their patent for herbicide-resistant seeds for more than 15 years now, but that may all come to an end soon. On behalf of 270,000 plaintiffs, including thousands of certified organic family farmers, seed-saving organizations and farmer advocacy groups, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit in a federal district court in Manhattan yesterday.
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Filed by Carey Polis  |  Report Corrections