Court Orders Uprooting of Monsanto Biotech Sugar Beets

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Le conseiller général de la Marne et président du conseil d’administration de la coopérative sucrière Cristal-Union, Daniel Collard, pose dans un champ de betteraves, le 28 septembre 2006 devant des réservoirs d’éthanol issu de la sucrerie-distillerie de Arcis-sur-Aube, destiné à la conception d’un carburant, le E85 © AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction ordering the immediate destruction of 256 acres of genetically engineered sugar beet seedlings planted in Oregon and Arizona in September.

Judge Jeffrey White determined that the seedlings had been planted in violation of federal law and regardless of his previous ruling that made planting of GE sugar beets illegal until the U.S. Department of Agriculture completes an Environmental Impact Statement, EIS.

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