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SCOTUS lifts partial ban on GM alfalfa in Monsanto v Geertson Seed


Condemns District Court for taking “middle course” instead of “extreme action”

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By Rady Ananda

On June 21, the US Supreme Court released its long awaited decision on the first case involving genetically modified crops, allowing the USDA to impose a partial deregulation, should it so choose. This would permit the sale of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa (RRA).  However, in its 7-1 ruling, the court also upheld the lower decision to ban complete deregulation.

SCOTUS found that the “District Court abused its discretion when banning a partial deregulation and in prohibiting the planting of RRA [Roundup-Ready alfalfa] pending completion of a detailed environmental review,” known as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The decision flies in the face of the facts in this case, and subjects us to further contamination of our food supply.

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Mark of the Beast: Obama’s latest Monsanto pick, Elena Kagan

Monsanto goon Elena Kagan

By Rady Ananda

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First, we spit out our coffee over President Obama’s appointments of former Monsanto goon Michael Taylor as Food Safety [sic] Czar and ‘biotech governor of the year’ Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.  Then, we choked on our grits when he made Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddiqui, the US Ag Trade Representative.  Now, the real food movement has completely lost its appetite with Obama’s nomination of Monsanto defender, Elena Kagan, to the US Supreme Court.
 
In December 2009, in her capacity as Solicitor General, Kagan intervened in the first case on which SCOTUS will rule involving genetically modified crops, Monsanto v Geertson Seed. She defended Monsanto’s fight to contaminate the environment with its GM alfalfa, not the American people’s right to safe feed and a protected environment.