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Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Genetically Modified Seed Sales

Oaxaca gm corn mural; photo by Chris Stowers at oaxacanyear.blogspot dotcom

By Jay Goodman Tamboli
Talk Radio News Service

Seed giant Monsanto argued in the Supreme Court today against a lower court’s injunction stopping sales of its “Roundup Ready” alfalfa nationwide. The injunction had been issued by the lower court after it found that the Department of Agriculture had failed to create an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the effects of Monsanto’s alfalfa on natural alfalfa crops.

In Court, Monsanto argued that the lower court had exceeded its authority and should have sent the case back to the USDA for the environmental study instead of making a judgment on the issue itself.

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