The following is an edited excerpt.
Barring a major legal reversal, it appears that genetically engineered alfalfa is here to stay.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn the USDA’s decision to commercialize the “Roundup Ready” crop, which can withstand glyphosate herbicides.
Unless a broader panel of 9th Circuit judges or the U.S. Supreme Court revokes that decision — generally a rare event — farmers will continue growing the biotech crop without restriction.
Read the original story in its entirety here: Law gives USDA limited role in regulating biotech crops