Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brakes Put On Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

Most Americans, if given the option, would not select foods that have been genetically engineered. Unfortunately, we are not given that opportunity in this country.

Companies that use Genetically Modified (GM) or Genetically Engineered (GE) crops are not required to note on their labels that the crops are grown from GM seeds. To avoid GM foods in this country, eating organic is about the only choice you have.

Well, that may be changing. Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Federal District Court in San Francisco has overturned the US approval of Monsanto’s GE sugar beet. The Judge ruled that the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service violated environmental law by failing to assess whether the beets would eventually share their genes with other crops. Way to go, Judge! Monsanto may appeal the decision to the US Supreme Court.

(Reported by Health Freedom in email October 6, 2009)

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