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Argentine grower groups challenge Intacta inspections

Argentine farmer groups are challenging the right of soybean exporters to inspect cargoes for illegal genetically modified produce, Reuters newswire reports. Growers in Argentina have agreed deals with Monsanto for inspections of soybean shipments to ensure that the company receives royalties for use of its GM insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology. Famers are contracted to pay royalties for use of saved seed. But the grower groups, the CRA and the SRA, have declared that only the state has the authority to inspect cargoes. They say that the forcing of payments is illegal and have called on government to intervene and growers to stop signing agreements allowing the inspections. The Argentine government is closely monitoring Monsanto's contract clause on the purchase of its technology, and in particular the sales of Intacta soybeans. Disputes among exporters, growers and Monsanto over royalty payments for the company’s technology have raged for years.

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