Genetically Modified Wheat Litigation May Be Consolidated

, The National Law Journal


The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard arguments on September 26 over whether to coordinate some 15 cases alleging that Monsanto, which conducted field testing on genetically modified wheat about a decade ago, contaminated crops intended for human consumption.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    A conspiracy of personal injury lawyers, the struggling and uncompetitive organic food industry, and foil hat-wearing anti-GMO crackpots have launched their latest attack on those working to increase food supplies for a hungry world. The Oregon field discovery was plainly the result of conspirator sabotage, and now the conspirators want to coerce a big settlement from one of their chief targets. Here's hoping Monsanto takes a page from the aggressive litigation playbooks of CSX Transportation, Feld Entertainment and Chevron by soon dropping a RICO lawsuit on the radicals and liars bent on stopping progress and stunting agricultural yields by any fraudulent means necessary.

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