Tom Philpott, reporter for Mother Jones, reports that the Department of Justice in the United States has mysteriously and silently dropped its anti-trust investigation into Monsanto’s anticompetetive practices in the United States market.
Monsanto with a handful of companies, (DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer and Dow), controls the seed regulation actvities in the US.
Monsanto is the only company, however, that supplies nearly all genetically modified traits, which it licenses to its rivals for salle in their own products, eseentially controlling the market and the prices for all GMO seed products in the US.
The question arises as to why the Department of Justice has dropped its investigation into Monsant’s controlling market activities?
No explanation has been provided by the Department of Justice or Monsanto.