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									 THE “ESSENTIAL FACILITIES” DOCTRINE
 IN THE SUNLIGHT: STACKING PATENTED
    GENETIC TRAITS IN AGRICULTURE
                         JOSEPH M. PURCELL, JR.†

                                INTRODUCTION
     Genetic engineering is fast becoming a major part of
agriculture in the United States and abroad. Worldwide, some
300 million acres of farmland are planted with biotechnological
crops, including more than 150 million acres in the United
States.1 While genetic engineering has the potential to increase
the quality and quantity of crops, some scientists have expressed
health and environmental concerns about the use and
								
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