The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by organic farmers and others seeking to require Monsanto to promise never to sue farmers if their fields are inadvertently pollinated by plants containing the company's patented genetically modified traits. The plaintiffs filed suit pre-emptively against the company in March 2011, seeking a ruling that they could not be held liable for patent infringement should their products or fields be found to contain Monsanto’s products. The ...

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