TITLE

3. Court finds approval of engineered sugar beets was unlawful

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2009, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case that involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing widespread commercial planting of a genetically-engineered variety of sugar beet. The Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled that USDA's action was unlawful. It states that a full environmental impact study should have been conducted to consider the consequences of the possible spread of the sugar beet's tolerance genes to conventional and organic beets and related crops.
ACCESSION #
50873045

 

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