Monsanto Set To Fight Argentina Over “Royalties” Owed By Farmers

This article (Monsanto Set to Fight Argentina Over “Royalties” Owed By Farmers) can be republished under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Brandon Turbeville and Natural Blaze.com.

While the Argentine government has recently shown signs that it may take the side of farmers over Monsanto, the international agricultural corporation is not willing to simply accept defeat. Nor is it even willing to accept a minor obstacle in its attempt to dominate the food supply

by Brandon Turberville, Activist Post: 

Shortly after the government of President Mauricio Macri passed a resolution officially giving control of the analysis of seeds, Monsanto is now set to challenge the Argentine government’s decision.

While the Argentine government has agreed to collect monies owed by small farmers in royalties on genetically modified soybean seeds, the government requested additional time to do so. Even this, however, was unacceptable to Monsanto as the corporation rejected the government’s request according to two unnamed Monsanto staff members cited by Bloomberg News.

As a result, Ricardo Buryaile, the Agricultural Minister and members of his staff have…

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