Agriculture/Harvest Public Media
5:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Science of the Seed part 2

As heard on Iowa Public Radio.

In a case being argued Feb. 19 before the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman is challenging the reach of Monsanto’s patent rights on Roundup Ready soybeans.  But the rights on the first genetically modified seeds expire next year. Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports on how the introduction of “generic” seeds will – or won’t – fit into the science and business of GM crops.