USA Today: Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto Over GMO WheatSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 17:54
USA Today: Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto Over GMO Wheat
Roxana Hegeman, AP 3:04 p.m. EDT June 4, 2013
Wheat farmer claims discovery of Monsanto's herbicide-resistant seed hurt entire industry
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend certain imports.
The federal civil lawsuit, filed Monday by Ernest Barnes, who farms 1,000 acres near Elkhart in southwest Kansas, seeks unspecified damages to be determined at trial.