Hare Wynn harvests big victory in rice row
In tussle over genetically modified foods, Birmingham, Ala., firm helps win $750M in settlements.
The call came from a rice farmer: His long-grain crop had been contaminated by genetically modified rice developed by Bayer CropScience. He wasn't the only one — thousands of farmers had the same problem. This was a disaster because genetically modified rice didn't meet standards for human consumption set by the U.S. government and European authorities. Across the country, this contamination had depressed the value of the U.S. rice crop by hundreds of millions of dollars.
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