Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Win for Farmers & Earth vs. Monsanto!

A Win for Farmers & Earth vs. Monsanto!

As of May 20th of this year, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a summary order concluding a long-standing lawsuit over the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. As a direct and legally binding result, previous court rulings in favor of farmers and conservation advocates will remain!

This includes the order requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prepare a rigorous review of the impacts of GE sugar beets, engineered to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, before deciding whether to again allow their future commercial use!

This is important to all of us because this stops the increased pesticide impact on the environment and its directly caused Roundup-resistant “superweeds” epidemic in U.S. agriculture as well as world wide. The more US. and other farmers from around the world use petro-chemical products, the more the earth gets "salted" and the more difficult it becomes to grow. Prices will continue to rise also as a result of the price of oil. Do yourself a favor, admit your oil dependence and stop acting like a junkie before its too late.

Here's the article for you to read.

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