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Monday, January 10, 2011

Roundup Ready patent expiring - Monsanto warning farmers about use of 2011 seed

Monsanto's patent on the original Roundup Ready soybean technology expires in August, 2011.  The company has started a publicity campaign designed to warn farmers off the use of 2011 Roundup Ready seed in future years.  On the website posted specifically to deal with the patent expiry, Monsanto provides a booklet called A Guide to Roundup Ready Soybean Patent Expiry

Better Farming has an article on the patent expiry at: Soybean patent to expire this year.