Monsanto Says DOJ Has Issued CID for Information on Soybean Trait Business

January 14, 2010

Monsanto announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has issued a civil investigative demand (CID) requesting information on its soybean traits business. The DOJ is primarily seeking a confirmation that, as Monsanto has previously indicated, farmers and seed companies will continue to have access to the first-generation Roundup Ready® trait following patent expiry in 2014.

Please read our announcement here.

For more information on what a CID is and how it’s used by the DOJ, check out this 2008 FAQ written for the Yahoo-Google deal antitrust investigation.

More information on Monsanto and competition in the seed industry:

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