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Extensive Article: Monsanto Bribes in Indonesia


Monsanto Bribes in Indonesia

SOURCE: ifrik - research on genetic engineering, The Netherlands Feb 2005
by Antje Lorch

Monsanto fined for bribing Indonesian officials to avoid environmental studies for Bt cotton

Food. Health. Bribery

On 6 January 2005, Monsanto (USA) was fined US$ 1.5 million for bribing

Agricultural Biotechnology Withering on the Vine, Says CSPI


Center for Science in the Public Interest
For Immediate Release: February 2, 2005

Analysis Finds Fewer Biotech Crops Moving Through Regulatory System

For years, agricultural biotechnology companies and industry analysts
predicted that genetic engineering would spawn a cornucopia of heartier
crops, more-healthful oils, delayed-ripening fruits, and many other more
nutritious and better-tasting foods. However, the number of genetically
engineered (GE) crops going through the regulatory review process dropped

Monsanto to buy Seminis for $1.4 Billion


Monsanto to buy Seminis for $1.4 Billion

Deal for seeds firm to add to healthy-foods presence
By Leslie Wines, MarketWatch Jan. 24, 2005

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Monsanto Co. said Monday it will buy hybrid fruit and vegetable seeds seller Seminis Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash and debt, in an effort to capitalize further on the trend toward healthier diets.

Article on Ignacio Chapela: Enemy of the State


Ignacio Chapela was once the cream of the scientific core at Berkeley university, California. Now he is reviled. He tells John Vidal how US academic institutions are being 'bought' by biotechnology firms that are backed by the government

John Vidal Wednesday January 19, 2005 The Guardian

Eight years ago, Ignacio Chapela was a rising star of American academe; an assistant professor of microbial ecology at Berkeley university in California, sitting on high-level scientific committees and with the seemingly certain prospect of career advancement and a well-paid job for life.

The Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia Investigates Monsanto Bribery


SOURCE: The Jakarta Post, Indonesia, by Muninggar Sri Saraswati

JAKARTA: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it was ready to investigate a bribery case involving U.S.-based Monsanto Co., one of the world's leading developers of genetically modified crops.

Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas, the KPK deputy chairman, said on Saturday that the commission is scheduled to meet lawyers representing Monsanto soon.

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