From our correspondent Christine Heinrichs:
Department of Justice questions Monsanto about anticompetition
Biotechnology giant Monsanto is being questioned by the Department of Justice following allegations by its rival, DuPont, that Monsanto engages in anticompetitive practices. Earlier this year, Monsanto sued DuPont over the patent rights to genetically engineered soybeans, and DuPont countersued Monsanto over its licensing agreements. Now the Department of Justice is collecting information from both companies to determine whether Monsanto’s licensing agreements and control over smaller companies unfairly dominate the industry.