Everyone from rival DuPont
It's a little hard to tell exactly what will happen. Monsanto tries to paint itself in the best possible light by saying that it won't obstruct farmers or its rivals such as DuPont, Dow Chemical
You see, the company has already developed a follow-up trait, aptly called Roundup Ready 2 Yield. Monsanto would obviously like farmers to start using the new trait, which has a longer patent life, but the company has to tread lightly. There's a fine line between encouraging a shift in usage and using a monopoly to force a shift, which might get the company in trouble.
For instance, in 2008, Abbott Labs
Investors seem to have mostly shrugged off the request for more information yesterday, which seems like the right move to me. Without in-depth knowledge of Monsanto's business practices, it's difficult for investors to know exactly what will happen with the DOJ investigation. The most you can do is factor in a margin of safety and hope for the best.