Farming, Genetic Patenting And The Supreme Court

Farming, Genetic Patenting And The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a case that involved the company's patents for genetically modified soybeans. We explore what the ruling means for the future of our food system.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously that farmers need to pay agriculture and biotech company Monsanto each time they plant crops using its patented technology for genetically modified soybeans. It's a case that triggered complicated questions about proprietary rights, technology and the future of our food system. Kojo explores the outcome and what it could mean for other battles over intellectual property rights.

Guests

Adam Liptak

Supreme Court reporter, The New York Times

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