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Judge Rules Growers Can Plant Monsanto Sugar Beet

3:28 PM MDT | March 17, 2010 | Kara Sissell

A U.S. appeals court judge has ruled that growers may plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) sugar beets during this year’s season, rejecting a request by environmentalists who had asked the court to prohibit planting because of a prior ruling on the adequacy of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis. The ruling relates to decision last year by the U.S. District Court for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) that found the UDSA did not conduct the proper environmental impact analysis when approving Monsanto’s GM sugar beet. The Center...

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