PRODIGENE, the American company that, last month (November, 2002), accidentally mixed up its pharmaceutical corn with soybean destined for the food supply, has been fined US$250,000 (GBPounds158,000). In addition, the company will reimburse the US Department of Agriculture for all costs to acquire approximately 500,000 bushels of soybeans, destroy the beans and clean the contaminated Nebraska facility where the mixing took place.


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