ericjones12398 writes "A new announcement last month from Monsanto Company could have tremendous impact in both agriculture and patent allocation for genetic modification of seeds for crop growth. In an unprecedented move, Monsanto will provide royalty-free research licenses to academic, public and non-profit institutions (including large-scale farmers) for its 1983 patent on Agrobacterium transformation process, recently released by the US." Link to Original Source
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