Monsanto sues farmer for exploiting loophole in GMO licensing

February 19, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt.

WASHINGTON — Vernon Hugh Bowman, a free-market capitalist and Indiana farmer, exploited a loophole in Monsanto’s licensing scheme of patented GMO soybeans, a loophole allowing him to buy the seeds from farmers rather than Monsanto directly. Now, Monsanto is suing the Indiana farmer for the unauthorized use of its patented technology, namely the Roundup resistant soybean seeds.

Editor’s note: This case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court today, and you can read more of GLP director Jon Entine’s thoughts on the case here.

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