USA: Aventis Crop Science refuses to compensate over StarLink fiasco
Aventis CropScience is refusing to pay US$2m in informal compensation after its genetically modified corn only licensed for livestock feed found its way into corn chips last autumn. The seed, called StarLink, is not approved for human consumption because it contains a gene that makes a protein for fighting insects. It is feared that this gene may prompt an allergic reaction in consumers.
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