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USA – Court dismisses Monsanto’s appeal against the lawsuit blocking the cultivation “Roundup Ready” sugar beet [Registered]

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal by Monsanto on May 20 by issuing a summary order concluding a long-standing lawsuit over the impacts of genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. It upheld a lower court’s ruling requiring Monsanto to produce further studies examining the environmental impact of its GM sugar beets before they can be planted on a commercial scale. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will have to prepare a thorough review of its sugar beets, which have been engineered for resistance to Monsanto’s Roundup-brand insecticide, before they can re-enter commercial production. The USDA has…

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