From the US Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog
July 30, 2010
Bayer, partnering with Louisiana State University, tested its "genetically modified rice at a school-run facility in Crowley, La. in 1998." The rice had not been approved for human consumption at the time. In 2006, USDA announced that contamination had occurred with Liberty Link 601 in the commercial rice supply and Japan and the European Union (EU) banned US rice imports. Consequently, rice prices and exports dropped.
For full article see: http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/2010/07/bayer-must-pay-rice-farmers-940000.html