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Monsanto defends GM (genetically modified) alfalfa

Monsanto has decided to intervene in the US lawsuit brought by the Center for Food Safety and others against the USDA over the deregulation of Roundup Ready alfalfa. Last month, a court ruled that the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) had acted illegally in failing to prepare an environmental impact statement before clearing the genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa for commercial release in 2005 (Agrow No 514, p 14).



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