Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled last week that genetically modified sugar beet plants that would produce seeds for the 2012 planting season could not be destroyed as ordered by a previous judge. Instead, the order has been put on hold until Feb. 28 or until it issues an order, whichever comes first. 

The appeals court on Dec. 6 put a temporary hold on U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White's Nov. 30 order, which the government is appealing. 

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