06.12.2002 |

250.000 $ fine against Prodigene for contamination of soybeans with pharma-GMO

The US Company Prodigene (subsidiary of Stauffer seeds) has been fined 250.000 $ in addition to liability charges as some of the genetically modified corn the company had grown had contaminated soybean fields and subsequently 500 000 bushels of soybeans. The beans have been quaratined, when they were found contaminated in November 2002.</p><p><a href="http://www.usda.gov/news/releases/2002/12/0498.htm">USDA press release</a></p><p><a href="http://www.zs-l.de/gmo/downloads/prodigene_long.pdf">The full story of the Prodigene incidence</a>

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