11 September 1998

Zeneca tackles Monsanto snub

CHEMICAL giants Zeneca and Monsanto are locked in a legal battle over patents devised to prevent Zenecas chemicals from being used on Monsantos genetically-modified soya.

According to a report in chemical industry magazine European Chemical News, Zeneca claims that Monsantos patents are unenforceable.

If successful, Zeneca will be allowed to sell its product, for use on Monsantos Roundup Ready GM soya. &#42