Monsanto got a favorable ruling in its dispute with rival DuPont
Monsanto is OK with making money by combining traits with its rivals -- it's developing a super corn with Dow Chemical
DuPont -- and possibly the Department of Justice -- see it differently and think Monsanto has created an unfair monopoly. Unfortunately for Monsanto, the judge didn't rule on whether Monsanto had the right to insert the language into the contract in the first place. This battle is far from over.
Monsanto's other win on Friday came when the Supreme Court agreed to review a case in which a lower court ruled that the U.S. government couldn't approve Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa without conducting an environmental review. A win in front of the Supreme Court could help Monsanto get its products on the market sooner, but it could also help rivals like DuPont, Dow and Syngenta
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