13 Jul '11, 7pm

"Nobody wants #Monsanto controlling their diet, but that’s what’s happening" - Earthjustice's Paul Achitoff #gmo

How did Earthjustice get involved with this issue? PA: About 10 years ago we took on a case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture involving its approval of open-air field trials for crops genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals. We eventually established that the USDA had violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by approving these field trials without following the proper procedures of those statutes. From there it wasn’t too far to work on cases where crops are genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides. EJ: Monsanto, one of the largest biotech companies in the world, makes a majority of these crops. How is Earthjustice holding up against such a formidable foe? PA: Because Monsanto has a lot of resources and because they view our lawsuits as a significant threat, they have devoted a lot of resources to opposing...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-july/omg-gmos-earthjust...

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