USA (AFP) – The Supreme Court lifted Monday a four-year ban on the
sale in the United States of genetically modified alfalfa, which farmers
fear contaminates others crops.
court judge in California in May 2007 blocked the US biotech giant Monsanto
from selling alfalfa seeds that it had genetically modified to resist its
Roundup weed killer.
was upheld on appeal in 2009, but Monsanto went to the Supreme Court arguing
that any decision should have awaited the findings of a study by the Department
of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
APHIS seeks to effect a partial deregulation, any judicial review of such
a decision is premature," the Supreme Court said.
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