Center for Food Safety (+) Vs. USDA Download
At issue in this case is the Department of Agriculture’s decision to deregulate a genetically engineered (“GE”) variety of sugar beet that – unlike conventionally bred varieties and most plants – is able to tolerate the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in the powerful herbicide Roundup. Deregulation allows these “Roundup Ready” sugar beets to be grown and distributed commercially throughout the United States without permits, labeling, or other restrictions.
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11 Apr 2009
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