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USDA/Scotts settle Genetically Modified grass spat

The USDA has reached a $500,000 settlement with US horticultural products company Scotts (Marysville, Ohio) over regulatory compliance infractions involving genetically modified turfgrass. The $500,000 fine is the largest permitted under the Plant Protection Act. "This is a severe civil penalty and underscores USDA's strong commitment to compliance with its regulations," the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service states.



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