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January 15, 2010

US Supreme Court grants Cert in Geertson Seed Farms case (genetically engineered alfalfa)

The Supreme Court has granted cert in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms.  The case arose when APHIS decided to deregulated Roundup Ready Alfalfa (genetically engineered to be resistant to glyphosate) without preparing an environmental impact study.  A California District Court ordered a preliminary injunction against further planting of GE alfalfa until an environmental impact statement could be prepared. The Ninth Circuit upheld the injunction on appeal.

SCOTUS Blog has links to the briefs and other documents in the case.

Geertson Seed Farms is represented by Center for Food Safety lawyer, George Kimbrell.  The link is to the CFS press release on the Cert decision.

Post by Donna M. Byrne, Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law


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I think I'll agree with the decision of the court. What's the sense of the good intention of improvement if there's a possible bad impact in the environment.

Posted by: Online Doctor Consultation | Jan 26, 2010 8:19:31 AM

Why try to prove a case without evidence? How can harm be done without experiment?

Posted by: Mike | Apr 22, 2010 6:05:30 AM

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