Monday, February 19, 2007

USDA Violated Law in GE Alfalfa Seed Case, Judge Rules

By Andrew Pollack, New York Times, Feb. 14, 2007

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the Agriculture Department violated the law by failing to adequately assess possible environmental impacts before approving Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa.
Judge Charles R. Breyer of Federal District Court in San Francisco said the agency had been "cavalier" in deciding that a full environmental impact statement was not needed because the potential environmental and economic effects of the crop were not significant.

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