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Monsanto Sues Over German Bt Corn Ban

10:25 AM MDT | April 24, 2009

Monsanto has taken legal action against the German government for banning cultivation of one of the company’s genetically modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn traits in Germany. Monsanto says Germany’s action is illegal because the European Commission has already approved the trait, sold as MON810, for cultivation in the European Union (EU). MON810 is also approved for cultivation in Canada, Japan, and the U.S. However, the German government has cited potential risks to aquatic ecosystems as a justification for the...

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