DuPont Sends in Former Cops to Enforce Seed Patents: CommoditiesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:22
DuPont Sends in Former Cops to Enforce Seed Patents: Commodities
By Jack Kaskey - Nov 28, 2012 1:14 PM PT
DuPont Co. (DD), the world’s second- biggest seed company, is sending dozens of former police officers across North America to prevent a practice generations of farmers once took for granted.
The provider of the best-selling genetically modified soybean seed is looking for evidence of farmers illegally saving them from harvests for replanting next season, which is not allowed under sales contracts. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company is inspecting Canadian fields and will begin in the U.S. next year, said Randy Schlatter, a DuPont senior manager.