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Another Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Wheat

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:38pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Another class action lawsuit has been filed against seed giant Monsanto over last month's discovery of an isolated field of genetically engineered wheat in Oregon.

Dan Brown, a wheat farmer in Seward County, sued Monsanto Tuesday on behalf of himself and potentially thousands of other growers.

It is at least the third lawsuit filed against St. Louis-based Monsanto over the release of the experimental wheat. Kansas farmer Ernest Brown individually sued the company earlier this month. A class action lawsuit was also filed in Washington this month on behalf of growers of soft white wheat.

Monsanto reiterated that none of the genetically modified wheat entered the commercial market. The company said that given the care undertaken no legal liability exists and it vowed to present a vigorous defense.

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