3. Court finds approval of engineered sugar beets was unlawful

October 2009
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2009, p3
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.


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