Pierce Hollingsworth

Will biotech foods become the next target for trial lawyers? Not likely, but proposed legislation announced by a North Dakota state senator could open the door a crack. If passed, the law would give wheat farmers there the ability to sue nearby biotech grain producers for contamination.

BUSINESS / MARKETINGSen. Bill Bowman said he plans to introduce the legislation next year to protect farmers from potential dangers from emerging transgenic wheat technology. “There is no question that this is going to cross-pollinat…



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