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Beer maker boycotts biotech rice
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of MSNBC/Associated Press

MSNBC/Associated Press, April 5, 2005
Posted: November 11th, 2006

Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nations No. 1 buyer of rice as well as its largest brewer, says it wont buy rice from Missouri if genetically modified, drug-making crops are allowed to be grown in the state. Last month, Arkansas-based Riceland Foods Inc., the worlds largest rice miller and marketer, asked federal regulators to deny a permit for Ventrias project, saying its customers dont want to risk buying genetically modified rice. Anheuser-Busch is believed to be the first major company to threaten a boycott over the issue, according to comments filed last month with the Agriculture Department.

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