//BBC News – Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

BBC News – Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

Sadly, I could see this coming, since Clarence Thomas use to work for Monsanto. Bear in mind, we are talking here about the GM Alfalfa, which is primarily sold to ranchers to feed their cattle, especially in the winter months. This means that the cattle are eating this GMO crop, which in turn becomes part of them, which in turn becomes part of you. The only way around this is to either purchase Organic Beef or to not eat beef at all. Since the seed can travel by way of air, then even fields that are not GM Alfalfa can still very easily become GM Alfalfa. This goes back to the government is telling you that this is alright when it really is not. Scott

BBC News – Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

A lower court had barred the sale of the modified alfalfa seeds until an environmental impact study could be carried out.

But seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices decided that ruling was unconstitutional.

The seed is modified to be resistant to Monsanto’s brand of weedkiller.

The US is the world’s largest producer of alfalfa, a grass-like plant used as animal feed.

It is the fourth most valuable crop grown in the country.

Environmentalists had argued that there might be a risk of cross-pollination between genetically modified plants and neighbouring crops.

They also argued over-use of the company’s weedkiller Roundup, the chemical treatment the alfalfa is modified to be resistant to, could cause pollution of ground water and lead to resistant “super-weeds”.

But Monsanto says claims its products were dangerous amounted to “bad science fiction with no support on the record”.

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