14 September 1999
GM firms face huge lawsuit
FARMING organisations and activists in 30 countries are bringing a multibillion dollar lawsuit against the big companies developing genetically modified (GM) crops.
Monsanto, DuPont and Novartis are accused of exploiting genetic modification techniques to gain an unfair hold on the agricultural industry.
The US-based National Family Farm Coalition and the Foundation on Economic Trends is bringing the action.
- The Times 14/09/99 page 14 (News in Brief)
- The Guardian 14/09/99 page 21
- Biotech firms face global legal suit, FWi, (13 September, 1999)