Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Small (Temporary?) Victory Against GMO's

A few days ago a federal district court judge revoked the government's approval of growing GM Sugar Beets in the USA, citing inadequate assessment of environmental consequences by the USDA.

The USDA and Friends argued that their mistakes were minor, and that the crop would eventually be approved anyway. The Dept. of Agriculture will now have to prepare an environmental impact statement before approving the crop again, a process that could take up to 2 years.

Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled to lift the injunction on GMO Alfalfa. The earlier injunction on planting GMO alfalfa had come from the same federal district court, but this time the court did not issue an injunction, merely revoked the FDA's approval of the GMO crop. 

So for the nonce, both GMO crops are on hold...

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