St. Louis Business Journal
June 7, 2013
An environmental group and a Washington farmer each filed suit against
Monsanto yesterday, bringing to three the number of lawsuits the company faces over claims it failed to prevent genetically modified wheat from contaminating regular wheat fields.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Dreger Enterprises, a Washington farm, each filed suit in Spokane, Wash., yesterday, Bloomberg reports. A Kansas farmer filed a similar suit against Monsanto earlier in the week.
In its suit, the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawyers said they seek to represent all people and entities that grew soft white wheat since May 13. The suit seeks a court ordering finding Monsanto negligent, compensation for the plaintiffs’ losses and an order requiring Monsanto to decontaminate wheat fields.