14 Jun '11, 8am

Ex Monsanto Lawyer Clarence Thomas to Hear Major Monsanto Case? #justice #law #politics #ge #GeneticEngineering #roundup

Ex Monsanto Lawyer Clarence Thomas to Hear Major Monsanto Case? #justice #law #politics #ge #GeneticEngineering #roundup

The federal district court in California issued its opinion on the deregulation of “Roundup Ready” alfalfa pursuant to the Plant Protection Act on February 13, 2007. Upon receiving Monsanto’s petition for deregulation of the alfalfa seed, APHIS conducted an Environmental Assessment and received over 500 comments in opposition to the deregulation. The opposition’s primary concern was the potential of contamination. APHIS, however, made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and approved the deregulation petition, thereby allowing the seed to be sold without USDA oversight. Geertson Seed Farms, joined by a number of growers and associations, filed claims under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as the Endangered Species Act and Plant Protection Act. In regards to NEPA, they argued that the agency should have prepared an EIS for the deregulation. Address...

Full article: http://www.celsias.com/article/ex-monsanto-lawyer-clarenc...

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