I’ve been avoiding Food Politics of late, because the topic is so massively depressing. But a news story came across my plate that made me smile and hope.
The Justice Department has opened a formal antitrust investigation of the seed industry, spokeswoman Gina Talamona said on Thursday.
Monsanto Co (MON.N) had said earlier on Thursday that the department had sent it a civil investigative demand for information on the company’s soybean traits business after complaints that Monsanto was trying to limit access to push a new, pricier product instead.
“The antitrust division is investigating the possibility of anticompetitive practices in the seed industry,” Talamona said, while declining to discuss which companies were the target of the probe.
If there was one corporation that I felt was deserving of the title of “evil”, Monsanto would be it. I, for one, am hoping for a near literal interpretation of “you reap what you sow”, and that karma comes back to bite them in their hyper-agressive, over-lawyered, small-farm destroying ass.