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Monsanto Ends Plans to Market Corn Seed in France

1:10 PM MST | February 14, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Monsanto says it will not sell its MON810 maize seed in France in 2012 or the foreseeable future, citing a lack of support among farmers and government officials for genetically modified (GM) traits. The company has not sold the seed in France since spring of 2007, and the last field trials were in 2008. “Monsanto invests to offer GM traits wherever a choice of GM has broad support among farmers and government, leading to a stable business and regulatory environment for innovation,” the company says in a statement. “This is not the case in...

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