Monsanto and DuPont seed trial begins

Monsanto Co. and DuPont kicked off the latest round of their long fight over genetically modified seed technology in a St. Louis courtroom Tuesday.

Monsanto Co. and DuPont kicked off the latest round of their long fight over genetically modified seed technology in a St. Louis courtroom Tuesday.

The suit dates back to 2009, when Monsanto sued DuPont for allegedly infringing patents on its herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready crops. The agriculture giant says DuPont added Monsanto’s patented seed technology to its own crops, violating a 2002 licensing agreement between the two companies.

Alanna Byrne

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