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Argentine government favors farmers in dispute with Monsanto

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 07:12 UTC
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Argentina, the world's No. 3 soy exporter, said on Thursday the government must authorize any grain inspection, dealing a blow to Monsanto Co. which wants exporters to check cargoes to make sure farmers had paid to produce its genetically modified soybeans. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Thieving rgs.

    Just because you bought a copy of the book doesn't mean that author granted you the right to reprint it.

    Left, right rgs are corrupt.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Monsanto will win in the end.
    I don't know why the various gov't around the world even bother.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    No one ever put a gun to a farmer's head and said that he had to buy a seed license from a particular company, per a set of specific contractual terms.

    They buy the seed license because the genetics of the seed being offered are so infinitely more profitable than cheaper heirloom varieties.

    Then as with all aspects of certain genetically corrupt cultures they decide that they don't want to abide by the terms of the contract that they affixed their signature to.

    Rgs: Thieves as usual.

    Bonds or seeds - contracts have to be enforced against the rg criminal.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    If the Argies do not pay up, do you think Monsanto would genetically modify the next batch to reflect the aforementioned? IE make the ground unsuitable for further planting of its seeds. Just a thought. Argies never abide by contracts if it does not suit them.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Various labs have experimented with traits that will diminish after a given number of replications.

    Because of the potential for cross pollination and unintended hybridization there could be some interesting unintended consequences.

    What latam fools don't understand is that the theft of intellectual property is ultimately passed on to its own citizenry via the higher prices that tech companies charge their local markets.

    The chinese were recently caught red handed in Iowa stealing seed corn stocks.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Argenzuelan soy farmers as a whole may be getting their comeuppance this year in the form of markets and weather. The recent rains and flooding are interfering with the soya harvest and the expected annual harvest is being revised... downward. Might be going from world's third largest producer of soya to fourth.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    It's really a shame because commodity production - agro or mineral is something that rg could really excel at if they would keep the government from interfering with these sectors and let markets work organically to improve their efficiencies.

    If labor and importation were addressed rg might even be able to domestically produce more of the inputs for these industries.

    Short of cultural defoliation and starting with a better class of immigrant the challenges may prove intractable even on the long term.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “Short of cultural defoliation...”

    I think it would need to be wholesale defenestration, followed by total irrigation with a wide-spectrum antibiotic.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    The Kirchners tried a similar tactic and Monsanto stopped the shipment in the receiving port, had it tested, found it to be their product and held it up until it spoiled.
    Don't mess with Monsanto.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Speaking of changing names, just about every usual suspect here has cowardly changed their name. I know who Lucifer, Marti Llazo, Chronic, et al all are, then they berate me for changing my names, but I make it very clear in my names who I am. The Greatest Troll that has ever Trolled.

    Apr 16th, 2016 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Martí has neither changed names nor berated you for changing names, aunque ha puesto en evidencia un par de veces que sos el sorete del siglo.

    Apr 16th, 2016 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    10. No one was speaking of name changes, tink.

    Apr 16th, 2016 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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