Monsanto pays $1M for GMO bribe

News just in, that grows on our post about the WorldWatch history of GMOs. “American agribusiness giant Monsanto has agreed to pay a $US1 million penalty to settle charges of bribing the Indonesian Government. The company "agreed to accept responsibility for the conduct of its employees in paying the bribe and making the false books and records entries," the US Justice Department said in a statement. The bribe made by a Monsanto employee was aimed at facilitating the cultivation of genetically modified crops and falsely certified as "consultant fees" in the company's books and records, assistant US Attorney-General Christopher Wray. Direct from ::ABC News Online [by WM]