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US sugar ruling against GM beet ‘may create shortage’ [Registered]

A court decision suspending the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets could result in a sharp decline in American sugar production in the next two years, leading to possible price increases in the longer term, according to experts and farmers. A report in the New York Times claims that unless regulators can devise new rules acceptable to the federal court, the rulings could force farmers to abandon the genetically engineered beets on which they have come to rely. Currently, those beets make up nearly all of the US crop. Farmers, who would normally order their seeds around now for planting…

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