"Genetically Engineered Sugar Beet Approval Illegal, Judge Rules"

"SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's deregulation of genetically engineered RoundUp Ready sugar beets in 2004 was unlawful, a federal court in California ruled Monday.

The federal district court for the Northern District of California ruled that the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS, violated the law when it failed to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement before deregulating sugar beets that were genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto as Roundup."

Environment News Service had the story September 22, 2009.


Source: ENS, 09/23/2009