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An Interest in Seeds

Monsanto is part of a federal antitrust investigation of the seed industry, reports the New York Times, which notes that corn seed prices have gone up 135 percent since 2001 and, in the same period, soybean prices climbed 108 percent. Monsanto's Lee Quarles tells the Times that the increases are due to the inclusion of more resistance genes that save farmers money.

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