Remedy in GMO Sugar Beet Case Announced

August 16, 2010 | Roger McEowen

 

In September of 2009, on cross motions for summary judgment, an anti-technology activist group persuaded a federal judge that they had showed that USDA’s unconditional deregulation of Roundup-Ready sugar beets violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to examine the likelihood and effects of gene transmission on conventional farmers and consumers of sugar beet seed or of gene transmission to the related crops of red table beets and Swiss chard.  

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