Rio De Janeiro (UPI) Feb 22, 2013 -
Biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. plans to appeal a Brazilian court ruling that threatens to put at risk billions of dollars in royalty payments from Brazilian farmers.
The dispute assumed epic proportions last year when millions of Brazilian farmers sued Monsanto over what they claimed were overpayments of royalties on genetically modified soybean seeds.
The court ruled in favor of the farmers, saying Monsanto owes them at least $2 billion paid since 2004.
Agriculture industry researchers said they feared the dispute could affect funding especially as some Brazilian biotechnology research bodies have lucrative partnerships with Monsanto.... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Monsanto_to_appeal_Brazil_GM_seed_ruling_999.html
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