Source: Center for Food Safety

On Friday, attorneys for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), arguing that the agency's recent unrestricted approval of genetically engineered (GE), "Roundup Ready" alfalfa was unlawful. The GE crop is engineered to be immune to the herbicide glyphosate, which Monsanto markets as Roundup. USDA data show that 93 percent of all the alfalfa planted by farmers in the U.S. is grown without the use of any herbicides.

"USDA has once again failed to provide adequate oversight of a biotech crop," said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety. "This reckless approval flies in the face of overwhelming evidence that GE alfalfa threatens the rights of farmers and consumers, as well as significant harm to the environment. APHIS has refused to apply and enforce the law and instead has chosen to bow to the wishes of the biotech industry."
 
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