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Just Say NOOOOOO! to Monsanto's FRANKENsugar!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Court Blocks Future Crops of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered "RoundUp Ready" Sugar Beets...

...Unless the USDA Completes an Environmental Impact Statement and Decides Again to Deregulate

The Center for Food Safety has won an important legal victory in the fight to stop the spread of untested and hazardous genetically engineered crops. After ruling that the USDA (under president George W. Bush) shouldn't have approved genetically engineered sugar beets without assessing the Frankencrop's potential to contaminate conventional and organic varieties, a federal judge has blocked future crops of Monsanto's genetically engineered RoundUp Ready sugar beets. Monsanto's GE sugar beets now comprise 95% of the nation's sugar beet harvest.

The ball is in the USDA's court. The pro-biotech sugar industry is urging the USDA to rush through an Environmental Impact Statement so they can plant a new crop of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beets next year.

The only thing that can stop Monsanto's sugar beets is a massive public outcry. The Center for Food Safety's legal work has given the USDA, under President Obama, the opportunity to do the right thing.

Now's our chance to press Obama's USDA to protect biodiversity and human health from contamination with FrankenGenes that never should have been released into nature or the food system!

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    emoticon Maha! Gettin the word out. te amo hermana mia. emoticon
    2739 days ago
    2740 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this information... Took action and will pass it on...
    2741 days ago
    While beets are one of the few veggies I do not like, I still don't like genetically engineered food, and I'm sure it's happening with more than beets!!

    You go, girl ... !!!

    2741 days ago
    emoticon for letting us know.
    2741 days ago
    Wow, 95% is not good. I agree that no one company should
    have so much control. It makes me wonder what else we are
    eating that has biofranken genes that we know nothing about.

    Thanks for the info. Glad the court ahs blocked it.
    Have a great weekend.
    2742 days ago
    P.S. - This blog entry of yours reminds me of the old Sonny and Cher song - "And the Beet Goes On." emoticon
    2742 days ago
    I'm no fan of Frankencrops either, Maha; thank you for this heads-up! I just took action, and I echo RUSSELLORAMA's sentiments here. Was it on NPR that I first heard about Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" genetically engineered sugar beets? That news depressed it's good to have this avenue for voicing my concern! - Sandi emoticon
    2742 days ago
    Thanks for posting this.
    2742 days ago
    No one company should be allowed to control 95% of anything, including crops!
    2742 days ago
  • SHERRY822
    Thanks for the info. I took action ! emoticon
    2742 days ago
    "GE sugar beets now comprise 95% of the nation's sugar beet harvest"

    That's truly shocking Maha and should definitely be drawn to people's attention.

    Hope the campaign attracts a lot of support.

    2742 days ago
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