Friday, June 25, 2010

Supreme Court Upholds Ban on GE Alfalfa

"IOWA CITY, Iowa–The U.S. Supreme Court upheld USDA’s ban on the deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), Roundup Ready alfalfa for widespread commercial use. Although the decision does not uphold an indefinite ban on GE alfalfa, it provides consumers and farmers the opportunity to voice their opinions and challenge any potential deregulation of GE alfalfa, which is the fourth most planted crop in the United States.

In a press release, the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative for 114 natural food co-ops nationwide, said it encouraged concerned consumers to continue telling USDA they oppose allowing GE alfalfa's use in agriculture."

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