Court Blocks Future Crops of Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered “RoundUp Ready” Sugar Beets…
…Unless the USDA Completes an Environmental Impact Statement and Decides Again to Deregulate
The Center for Food Safety has won an important legal victory in the fight for appropriate controls on the introduction of new genetically engineered crops. After ruling that the USDA (under president George W. Bush) shouldn’t have approved genetically engineered sugar beets without assessing the Frankencrop’s potential to contaminate conventional and organic varieties, a federal judge has blocked future crops of Monsanto’s genetically engineered RoundUp Ready sugar beets.
The ball is in the USDA’s court. The pro-biotech sugar industry is urging the USDA to rush through an Environmental Impact Statement so they can plant a new crop of Mosanto’s Frankenbeets next year.
The only thing that can stop Monsanto’s Frankenbeets now is massive public outcry.