Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Farm Groups File Brief Against Biotech Alfalfa Ban

Several farm and trade groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Seed Trade Association, have filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the US Supreme Court in support of a petition seeking review of case related to biotech alfalfa. "Lower courts failed to adequately consider the mountains of evidence that prove biotech alfalfa is safe, and thus those courts abandoned a well-established legal principle when they banned the planting of the crop," according to the brief. "If the courts do not respect those established legal standards, the ability to bring future innovations, especially biotech crops, to the marketplace is in real jeopardy." The brief further noted that the ruling "could begin a wave of anti-biotechnology injunctions."
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