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No class action in US rice dispute

A US court has denied a motion for class action status in lawsuits brought by rice growers against Bayer CropScience. The legal action followed the unintended release of an unauthorised strain of genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant LibertyLink rice in 2006 ( Agrow No 502, p 12). The growers claim that the US market price for rice dropped dramatically as a result of the incident.


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