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USDA erred on GM sugar beet

A US court has ordered the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on Monsanto/ KWS Saat’s genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready sugar beet. The APHIS finding of no significant impact when it deregulated the crop in 2005 was “unreasonable”, the court concludes.



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