Judge rejects class-action status in Bayer biotech-rice suit

08/15/2008 | Forbes

A federal judge has ruled that claims from farmers over Bayer CropScience's Liberty Link -- an experimental biotech rice that was accidentally released into the public food supply in 2006 -- were too varied to be consolidated into one class-action lawsuit. The company believes it acted responsibly and followed all regulations related to the development of the biotech rice, Bayer General Counsel Bruce Mackintosh said.

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