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U.S. Jury Orders Bayer to Pay $1.5 Million to Rice Growers

10:34 AM MST | February 16, 2010 | KARA SISSELL

A jury in St. Louis has ordered Bayer CropScience to pay $1.5 million in compensation to three growers who sued the company for an incident in 2006 when an experimental genetically modified (GM) rice was detected in commercial rice supplies. The “Liberty Link” rice had been subject to research in the U.S. but was not approved for commercial cultivation. The contamination prompted embargoes in Japan and the European Union on rice imported from the U.S. U.S. rice growers have filed hundreds of claims seeking recovery for losses related to the...

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