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Monsanto Lawsuit

Monsanto Profits Drop Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

June 26 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co said on Wednesday that its quarterly profit fell, but sales remained on an upswing, and the world's largest seed com...

Farmers Lose To Monsanto In Seed Contamination Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 10 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growe...

Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-a...

Patenting Death

Randall Amster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Randall Amster

It increasingly appears that Monsanto is patenting death, perhaps even more so than life. Their patent rights should not trump the rights of people to procure safe, healthy, living foods.

Monsanto v. Bowman: The Master's Law

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The rationale for infinite generational patent protection was given by Chief Justice Roberts in his opening question to Bowman's lawyer: "Why in the world would anybody spend any money to try to improve the seed if as soon as they sold the first one anybody could grow more and have as many of those seeds as they want?"

Farmer In Supreme Court Case: Monsanto 'Grabbing At Straws'

Posted 02.20.2013 | Green

Seventy-five year old Indiana grain farmer Vernon Bowman joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss his patent battle against global seed giant Monsant...

Indiana Farmer Prepares For Legal Battle Against Monsanto

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green

* Oral arguments are set for Feb. 19 * Case examines patent law; seen key for biotechnology * More than 50 groups file b...

Controversial Company Wins Huge Payout From Rival

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury on Tuesday awarded Monsanto $1 billion in a patent-infringement trial against rival DuPont. The trial in U.S....

Mega Biotech Company May Be Forced To Pay Farmers $2 Billion

Posted 06.18.2012 | Food

Five million Brazilian farmers are now closer to winning a $2 billion suit against biotechnology corporate giant Monsanto. The farmers allege the comp...

Farmers Appeal Monsanto Lawsuit Decision

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

* Organic growers file notice of appeal * Ruling criticized plaintiffs for creating "controversy" By Carey Gillam ...

Monsanto Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning Of French Farmer

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

* Case against Monsanto 1st such claim to reach French court * Monsanto lawyer says "disappointed", envisages appeal * Pesticide makers see ...

Organic Farm Groups Sue Monsanto

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Family farmers filed suit against Monsanto yesterday to protect themselves from future accusations of patent infringement when Monsanto's genetically modified seed contaminates their crops.