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France: Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning

Monsanto has been found guilty by a court in Lyon of poisoning farmer Paul Francois who suffered neurological problesm after using the company's Lasso weedkiller. The suit charged that Monsanto had failed to provide sufficient warnings on the product label.

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India: Monsanto sued for biopiracy

The government of India is suing Monsanto for contravening the country's Biological Diversity Act, according to France24. The company is accused of having taking an indigenous aubergine species and used it to create a genetically modified version without permission.

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Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

France: Monsanto sues anti GMO activists

Biotechnology giant Monsanto has filed a suit against unidentified activists who, according to the company, destroyed three test sites of genetically modified crops.

Monsanto pleads not guilty to ill intent on wheat patent

Monsanto has said that it has no intention to exploit a patent for the wheat used for making chapati which it has just been granted.

EU: "American firms lie over GM crops"

Margot Wallstrom, the EU commissioner for the environment, has said that US biotech companies have tried to lie about the benefits of genetically modified crops to get them into European markets.

Antitrust suit to proceed against Monsanto

An antitrust lawsuit against Monsanto has been given the green light to go ahead by a US District Court judge. Other companies are also in the firing line, including DuPont, Bayer AG and Syngenta.

India: Monsanto attacked for 'bio-piracy'

Monsanto has come under fire for its patenting of wheat varieties derived from Indian varieties and products made from the soft milling traits that traditional Indian wheat provides.

Italy: GMI to avoid genetically modified wheat

Italy's biggest miller, Grandi Molini Italiani (GMI), will avoid importing genetically modified (GM) US wheat, its CEO has said. Monsanto is now close to the final regulatory approval for the world's first transgenic wheat.

Canada: Monsanto wins appeal GM canola

A federal appeals court in Canada has upheld a ruling that a Saskatchewan farmer infringed on Monsanto's patent on Roundup Ready canola.

Monsanto found responsible for heavy PCB pollution

Monsanto has been found liable for negligence for the emission of PCBs - one of the most toxic persistent chemicals created by man - into a residential area in Anniston Atlanta, US.

Monsanto reaps a troubled harvest

Canadian organic farmers have filed a class action lawsuit against Monsanto Co. and Aventis SA seeking compensation for damages caused by potential GM contamination of their crops.

Aventis struggles to reassure on GM corn

European biotechnology company Aventis SA has said it will continue to seek to restrain its StarLink corn from making its way into the human food chain.

Monsanto at heart of Canadian GM crops concerns

Monsanto's moves to introduce genetically modified wheat into Canada has put the company once again at the heart of a storm.

Monsanto seed depot firebombed in Italy

Following a statement from the Italian Government that genetically modified seed had been found in one of the company's shipments, arsonists set fire to a Monsanto depot.

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