Seven-to-one ruling to allow Monsanto to use genetically modified alfalfa. I don't know why the far right is so worried about fluoridated water being a Communist mind control plot when Monsanto is given free rein to do whatever it wants to our food supply. Granted, genetically modified alfalfa isn't as sexy an enemy as a Communist plot, but you'd think people at large would be concerned.
|Justice John Paul Stevens was the only justice to dissent. "It was reasonable for the court to conclude that planting could not go forward until more complete study ... showed that the known problem of gene flow could in reality be prevented," he said.
Alfalfa, which is used for livestock feed and can be planted in spring or fall, is a major crop grown on about 22 million acres in the U.S., Monsanto said in court papers. Monsanto's alfalfa is made from genetic material from bacteria that makes the crop resistant to Roundup.
Justice Stephen Breyer took no part in the case because his brother, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco, issued the initial ruling against Monsanto.
Edited by yt - 5/13/13 at 2:41pm