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Old 07-23-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto's Ambitions

Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto's Ambitions
Andrew Kimbrell
Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety
Posted: June 21, 2010 05:09 PM

Andrew Kimbrell: Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto's Ambitions
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It should be no surprise that Monsanto's PR machine is working hard to spin the truth in this morning's decision in the first-ever Supreme Court case on genetically engineered crops (Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms). Despite what the biotech seed giant is claiming, today's ruling isn't close to the victory they were hoping for.

The 7-1 decision issued today by the Supreme Court was on the appeal of the Center for Food Safety's (CFS) successful suit, which resulted in a ban on GMO alfalfa. And, while the High Court ruled in favor of Monsanto by reversing an injunction that was part of the lower court's decision, more importantly, it also ruled that the ban on GMO alfalfa remains intact, and that the planting and sale of GMO alfalfa remains illegal.

This point, which seems to be lost in some news reports, is actually a...
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