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Argentina and Monsanto reach preliminary agreement on seeds and soy controls

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 10:54 UTC
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After weeks of crossed accusations, Argentina reached a preliminary deal with Monsanto, reportedly agreeing to cancel its controls on soybean shipments. Under the accord the Argentine government will be the one to carry out the inspections, as part of a proper framework for agriculture firms to be paid for royalties. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Arguably one of the most distorted articles yet.

    Meanwhile back in the real world - Monsanto turns down Bayer's $62B offer.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    One of the most corruption-bound republics to do its own inspections in a clear conflict of interest situation? What could possibly go wrong?

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #2 Marti
    “One of the most corruption-bound republics...”
    I sense Marti's pain for Monsanto, one of the world's dominant corporations, producer and determined lobbyist of carcinogenic Roundup among other niceties.
    Probably Marti would be relived if it was Monsanto itself who did the controls.

    Jun 04th, 2016 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Reeky, we are discussing soybeans here, not pesticides. Try to keep up. It's so hard to explain this to you in monosyllables.

    Do you not understand that here in Argentistan, the sale of soy pays the bills? That soy is the largest single source of hard currency for the country? That soy is so important for national revenues that macrismo only reduced export tax on soy by a small amount?

    Do you really not understand that Argentistan is actually a República Bananera without the bananas, where soy fills in?

    Without soy exports, there would be no money to pay those nonworking camporista ñoquis that you wish to keep, ummmm.... employed.

    And without the GMO soy that Monsanto supplies, Argentistan would be even more bankrupt.

    Does any sane person believe that the INASE will do an honest and accurate job of inspecting outgoing soy for the eventual payment of obligations by growers? Not on your life. Not any more than the INDEC produces accurate economic stats.

    Monsanto can easily live without Argentistan. However, Argentistan cannot live without Monsanto's GMO soy.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    If the board was never appointed, who has been running the agency for the last 10 years? Does it even exist except on paper? And if not then who has been spending the money? Sounds crazy.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    O wonder who the smartest in this deal was.....Argentina or Monsanto? Perhaps Monsanto should have consults with THIS board of MP posters., because after all, you know better than Monsanto, that is why you all are here posting your life away, the end of it anyway.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    It is heartening to observe that Sotto Voce has finally acknowledged the True Wisdom of the cognoscenti.

    Jun 05th, 2016 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0іce

    I am V0ice with a zero
    Zero voice
    a weak copy of Voice
    I apologise for my patheticness

    Jun 06th, 2016 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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