Monday, June 21, 2010

Just in from Washington

Supreme Court lifts Roundup Ready alfalfa ban
USDA to issue rules on planting GMO alfalfa.

Washington-The United States Supreme Court ruled this morning that a federal judge had erred in prohibiting the planting of Monsanto Co's genetically modified alfalfa seed until a federal government agency completed a detailed environmental review.

By a 7-1 vote the justices made their first decision involving genetically modified crops and reversed a lower-court ruling.

At issue in the case was an environmental impact study on how the Roundup Ready seed could affect nearby crops.

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