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U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Monsanto’s Alfalfa Appeal

8:14 AM MST | January 19, 2010 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on Monsanto’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s injunction against planting of genetically modified alfalfa. The lawsuit challenged a legal decision that required that the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) rescind approval of the firm’s genetically modified (GM) alfalfa until regulators complete a more thorough environmental impact analysis. That analysis is due out next month and the Supreme Court’s ruling is expected in June, meaning the ruling would have little practical impact on...

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