SCOTUS to Hear Roundup Ready Alfalfa Case


The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear Monsanto’s appeal of a lower court ruling which stopped the sale of Roundup Ready alfalfa. USDA had approved sale of the seed but courts in California and Oregon stopped sales in 2007 saying USDA had not sufficiently studied the potential for the genetically modified crops to cross-pollinate with conventional alfalfa.

The USDA issued a draft environmental impact statement in November and again recommended that farmers be allowed to plant it.

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