Source: Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced last week that he has launched an inquiry into the marketing practices of the Monsanto Company regarding its Roundup Ready 2 Yield (RR2) soybean trait.

In a Civil Investigative Demand sent Thursday to Monsanto's general counsel, McDaniel asked the company to produce information to substantiate its claims that the RR2 trait produces higher yields than the less costly Roundup Ready (RR1) trait. Monsanto has cited the higher yields as justification for announced price increases of as much as 42 percent for RR2 seed compared to RR1.

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